Toronto’s own Taylor Knox returns with his sophomore LP Here Tonight set for release in 2019. His debut full-length Love (2017), received critical acclaim, radio play with singles “The Stars” and “Running Into Love, ” and also had him touring the entire country alongside The Beaches.Here Tonight sees Knox continue his power pop arc; crunchy, loud guitars mixed with powerful drums and catchy, anthemic hooks.
Yet, Knox’s influences are less retrograde in rock music, and more tuned into the pop zeitgeist, seeking guidance and inspiration on production and songwriting by The Weeknd, SZA, and even Prince. Additionally, Knox turned to the heavenly matron of feelings, Joni Mitchell. Knox began working on Here Tonight almost immediately after Love. He whittled down 30 songs to 10 for this record. He worked again with Josh Korody, as he did on Love, at Candle Recording. Knox also worked on a few songs with Rob Schnapf, too, in Los Angeles at Mant Studios. (Schnapf has recently worked with Dilly Dally and Kurt Vile.) Ever a central figure within Toronto’s expansive rock scene—a friend and collaborator with almost everyone working today—Knox brought on friends and musicians for Here Tonight including Peter Dreimanis from July Talk to co-write and produce, “Everybody Knows” which also features a speaking part for Dreimanis, and Leah Fay on vocals, along with Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club on Bass guitar for the track “Live it Up.”