Hold On, A Song Cycle is a work comprised of four songs which, though also intended to stand alone as individual compositions, come together to tell a story. In each song are both recurring themes and new ones, not unlike the nature of any story. The listener is invited to journey from song to song, listening for the familiar and the yet unknown, as the cycle is completed.
Written by Taylor Giacoma, this recording of Hold On is performed by Taylor on vocals and piano accompanied by Patricia Santos, cello and Mark Dance, percussion.
Singer-songwriter-pianist Taylor Giacoma is quickly becoming known on the indie music scene for a distinctive style that has been described both as folky pop and poppy folk - and is probably neither. Originally learning to sing and play piano by ear and later classically-trained, her music is both easily accessible and remarkably complex. Her lyrics are unusually intellectual and highly narrative, taking the listener on uniquely intimate and yet wonderfully universal journeys of love, loss, and perseverance. Her beautiful voice captivates listeners with an extraordinary range and strength that betrays her petite frame.
Her debut album, Transatlantic Lammy, was released in 2007 and has been hailed as a creative success, particularly the transatlantic love song Nearer Than Closeness. Her newest release, Hold On, is a song cycle for the popular context that is getting attention from music lovers across the board. Taylor has recently relocated from New York, NY to Manchester, England where she resides with an Englishman and a cat.