An Oregon native, The Voice finalist may have his roots firmly grounded within the mellifluous singer-songwriter sphere, but the rising young artist’s music is steeped in storytelling that cuts deeper than that of your typical crooner.
Williams’s intensely personal compositions reveal a man fully embracing his own insecurities, resulting in work that is moving, visceral, and organic. For those who have experienced Taylor’s live performance, his debut full-length album El Dorado resonates as a natural extension of his deeply honest approach to his musical narrative – and his undeniably heavy-hearted, yet sharply humorous, personality. Williams showcases an intriguing dichotomy. On stage, a heartbreaking soliloquy will often seamlessly segue into a wry “that’s what she said” joke – a testament to his refreshing mission to not take himself too seriously despite the raw emotion he references in his art (he embraces being a part of the circle he calls “sad whiny guys with guitars”). This approach transfers smoothly to the feel of El Dorado; a soulful and introspective portrait of Williams’s first year as a resident of Los Angeles.