The drummer of the great band Queen is talented in everything. Not only does Roger Taylor play many musical instruments, in addition to drums, he also writes songs for a long time.
No joke – each of Queen’s 15 albums has at least one song written by Sir Taylor. Previously, they were sung by Freddie Mercury, and now Roger does it himself. And, it should be noted, he is doing great.
Just the other day, Roger Taylor’s seventh solo album was released, which is called Outsider… In this disc, such different genres as modern rock and mysterious, melancholic ambient are tightly intertwined. The tracks literally hypnotize: the natural “sounds of nature for sleep” have just sounded, and now a powerful guitar riff is growing, which will make you shudder with surprise.
Just listen to yourself, you’ll love:
This album is inspired by a period of self-isolation at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps this is the best record in the entire solo career of the 72-year-old musician precisely because of the feelings of loneliness, confusion and melancholy that are directly felt in almost every track.
Three songs on the album that impressed me in particular
The musician admits that he dedicated the new album to all outsiders who feel aloof from everyone. The opening track Tides immediately sets the mood, which is an excellent background composition for meditation.
The sounds of instruments and third-party noises and voices are woven into one whole. Against this background, Roger Taylor’s slightly distant voice talks about nature and mortality, which is perfectly expressed by the change of seasons.
When the turn comes to the track More Kicks, it seems that you are listening to a completely different artist. This song with elements of heavy metal, direct and rocky – pure quality! It is pleasant to listen to it both in the car and with headphones in the subway. Perfectly lifts the mood and energizes.
As is the case with all the other 11 tracks, Roger himself is the author and performer of the musical parts on all instruments. Jazz saxophonist Steve Hamilton is the only musician the author lets into this tightly knocked-down rock. The combination of aggressive guitars, piano and saxophone is amazing, so More Kicks is definitely my favorite track from this album.
Also, be sure to check out The Clapping Song. This song was sung by children in the 60s, although in the performance of Taylor it became much more driving and rhythmic. But from the first listening, the rhythm just eats into the brain, and you want to hum it over and over again.
Generally, each track has a touch of signature Queen sound… This manifests itself in the polyphony, drum parts and in the abundance of additional instruments and sounds. And this is not an attempt to play on nostalgia, just Roger Taylor is Queen. So is Brian May.
Listen to this album, save it to your library. Winter is coming soon and songs from Outsider will be a great soundtrack for this time of year. The main thing is to get a warm blanket and a cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoa. And don’t worry about the right mood, Sir Roger Taylor and his album will do everything right.
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