Photo credit: Jeremy Ryan
Taylor Rae’s charming and enchanting video was produced and directed by Michelle Robertson and William Gawley for Charlotte Avenue Pictures, while Stephen Shiveley handled cinematography and editing. Filming was done in Centerville, Tennessee at the historic Nunnelly Farm (1823) and the Hickman County courthouse on the square.
“The Nunnelly house” was the perfect location. ‘Fixer Upper’ portrays melancholy and nostalgia and the video creation is haunting and beautifully dark. It Producer Robertson adds, “The farmstead was a wonderful metaphor for the beautiful but failed relationship described in this song. Every room, every inch of this amazing house tells a story. The video’s beginning show us an abandoned home- a room with tattered, yellowed and torn wallpaper and a fireplace that would have been beautiful back in the day. If you look closely, you can imagine ghosts of resident’s past. Taylor’s flowy dress is a throwback to fashion of the past and simpler times, as is her fitting hairstyle. The simplicity of the setting blends well with Taylor’s soulful voice. She wanders through the abandon rooms, singing not only to her lover, but making a promise to stay with the old home, making it what it once was.
Video courtesy of Taylor Rae and YouTube
Taylor is a songwriter/guitarist/singer born and raised in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California. At age 18 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute and pursue a career performing her original music where she won the region’s innovative creator-oriented NEXTies “Musician of the Year” award, Taylor Rae currently resides in Austin, Texas. Rae has played several popular Northern California festivals and opened for artists including Brandy Clark, Kristian Bush, Reggae musician Mike Love and The Stone Foxes. Now 27, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga and spending time with her long-haired dachshund, Winnie.
Taylor has an extensive background in musical theatre and grew up singing in the church. The sound she creates are a blend of R&B, Folk, Jazz, Blues and Rock with a bit of Christian influence tossed into the mix that she calls “Soul and Roll”, a combination of music genres from the earliest days of American music that work quite well for the singer. Now 27, Taylor Rae has titled her debut forthcoming album, Mad Twenties, which will be released in fall of 2021, with 12 original tracks. Each song offering a different perspective and mood.
Reviewers are comparing Taylor to Norah Jones (Melissa Neubert, Think Country UK), Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt (Mat Weir, Lookout.co), and early Kacey Musgraves
(Duncan Warwick, CMP Magazine), and are declaring the single’s “rolling folk energy (as) reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac” (Greg Jones, Ear To The Ground) and an “instant hit”.
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*Featured photo credit: Jeremy Ryan