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Supportive Partner Please Stand Here

by Phillip Jon Taylor

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1.
Lucky 22 03:14 video
Will you love me when I'm loving you with order teeth. There's nothing like a fright to help you find your feet. As a boy I was curious to know whether the bell still rung on Saturdays, when the kids don't show. You can't solve every problem all at once in some act of social martyrdom. In a waiting room full of the fear. Supportive partner please stand here. You can't solve every problem all at once. Lucky 22, make with the providence. We can't solve every problem all at once. Lucky 22, here comes the providence.
2.
Out on the road your heart goes a wandering. Searching for a little more of anything. Drive with the windows down. I don't like when the smoke can't get out. How is this felt, misunderstood. Water seeps straight into my boots. My heart sinks right between the two. City lights: red, yellow and blue. Why do we end up in some place like this just as we're getting down to the core of it? I ask if you liked Vertigo? You said you preferred Rear Window. I like North By Northwest. Make sure you see Austin out of season and at it's best.
3.
Not today, Satan. I'm feeling pretty alright. Coffee and the paper before first signs. You are transitioning. Waiting for permission to fly. You're gonna be beautiful, baby. Everything's gonna be alright. With all that in mind, remember to give back a little love sometimes. Not today, Satan. Usual inconveniences aside. What a burgeoning feeling. Better left undefined. What's on my mind makes little difference these days. On the line between a joke and a sincere take.
4.
Meet me in the middle of anywhere you want. Don't mind if it's your turf or not. Remembering when I forgot that worrying mattered not. There's only so much I can sing. Referencing your deaths for everything. I'm not old enough to remember you well enough. The boys are growing up but not much in little ways. As well as other bigger ways. Calm me down. There's only so much that you can think until one might question everything. I don't like the corporate vision. Awful people making bad decisions.
5.
Carnation 02:44
Shed just a little light on everything I've missed. I don't care if it hurts. I'm in a good place to hear it. I'd love nothing more than to meet you all. I'm the secret son. Bastard of young. A lot of love there in the language. Wish I could get a handle on what the craic is with you keeping all these secrets from me. In the future. Now we are present. Catching up on who I am. Did you know her? She was stronger than most that I've met. I would love nothing more than to meet you all. He's the bastard son. Secret young carnation.
6.
Fabulist 03:38
Just watch the night fall like a hard handed arm with gavel. This is a man that knows the difference between running water and disturbed gravel. Seen you inside a cloud inversion. Full Highland dress in the September turning heather. Do you move in the waltz step time when you turn your troubles to dimes. A chorus of all but eagles nowhere near us. I still see you dancing in the fir and pine with those skinny arms overhead and up high.
7.
Good Dogs 03:59
I promise that I will always try to answer questions. Do all the good dogs go to heaven or not? Indistinguishable kind of dreams that I've been having about whether this happened or not. Voice of a working man looking like Burt Reynolds and I'd never known he'd sing so well. Gathering the tools that you used and I'm wondering whether that I'll pick up the tricks of the trade or not. Undeniable ode to the youth from a prospective father that's striking the balance after all. No interest in the re-writes of history. I'm living for tomorrow and you.

about

"Lucky 22, a granular alt-pop gem that triggers fond memories of Sparklehorse and Pedro The Lion at their most wistful." - Beats Per Minute

"Tenderness is present across his new EP Supportive Partner Please Stand Here. It's in the cracks in Taylor’s voice, in the softer more ambient instrumentation; even the way guitar and piano lines lilt and sway are washed in emotion. Lyrically, inspired by everything from Burt Reynolds’ turn in All Dogs Go To Heaven (Good Dogs), to making friends on the road while on tour with PAWS (Rear Window), SPPSH shows signs of an artist ready to embrace the future rather than dwelling on the past." - The Skinny

"The understated and wistful Fabulist provides another particularly stunning moment. It’s a testament to the poetic ability of Taylor: ‘Just watch the night fall / Like a hard handed arm with gavel / This is a man that knows the difference between running water and disturbed gravel.’ The wonderful imagery is danced around by flickering arpeggios and drums that flutter in and out of the composition." - Secret Meeting



Supportive Partner Please Stand Here (SPPSH) is the latest solo release from PAWS frontman Phillip Jon Taylor. Having left the all consuming hustle of Glasgow behind to return to his birthplace in the Highlands, Taylor set up a studio in the crofters cottage he now calls home and quietly released two collections of songs into the world, Essential Maintenance For Human Happiness and The 5 Songs EP. Acting as songwriter, performer and producer for the first time and building on the experience gained from playing solo support slots for Japanese Breakfast and Death Cab For Cutie, these songs displayed a new skill set while signalling a shift in direction.

Supportive Partner Please Stand Here is the realisation of the ambition shown on those early releases and marks the the latest guise of an artist defined by a life spent experimenting, shapeshifting and embracing new opportunities. Aligning with the ethos of Bill Callahan, Phil Elverum and Jimmy Tamborello SPPSH is a collection of folk songs at its core, with alternative rock, electronic, and bathing ambient flourishes adding Taylors unique lens.

The EP is a momentary space within which you can distill the chaos of a world over overbearing information. An idea of how we can step forward in our own small ways. There are recollections of childhood, visions of parenthood, and the little things at the core of us. As the world feels like it is growing smaller and more oppressive, Taylor has found physical and metaphorical space to find what matters. As he sings on Good Dogs - I’m living for tomorrow and you.

credits

released May 6, 2022

Written, produced, performed and mixed by Phillip Jon Taylor
Additional lyrics and vocals on Rear Window by Bilge Nur Yilmaz
Drums/percussion on Year of the Tiger by Lewis Mackenzie
Artwork and layout by P.J.T
Achley Farm Studio

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