India Taylor's sound on "Mosaic" combines the passion of early Heart, the silky smoothness of Natalie Cole, and the enduring wit of Rickie Lee Jones.
"Must hear" songs from "Mosaic:"
"Frogs in Princes' Clothing"- If you’ve ever kissed a guy you thought was your Handsome Prince but he turned into a frog, (or -- if you kissed a beautiful girl, thinking you’d found a real Princess, but she turned into a frog), then this jazzy blues number will make you smile with glee. An audience favorite, the song picturesquely describes India's dates with one fancy amphibian named "Jack," who wore a top-hat and had a cool lakefront pad and a turtle shell yacht.
"You’ve Got Me Goin’ Crazy" - A stirring, sensuous Santana-esque soundscape, complete with congas, invites you to the romantic dance of love. "My heart is like the sky, and I feel like I can fly ..."
"Emerald Eyed Cat" - India quit ballet lessons when she was six so she could watch the Batman series on afternoon TV, mostly because she liked the Cat Woman episodes. Fun & fast-paced, this song rocks like early Heart, with a vivacious melody and stunning vocal range!
"Gypsy’s Heart" is a moonlit escape out the window of your dreams, for times when your spirit is restless. Let it take you away.
"Thief in the Night" is a humorous detective plot about puttin' on your shades, pullin' your hat down low, and bustin' that thief who stole your heart (since the cops won't arrest 'em). This is finger-snapping jazz!
"Like Texas Weather" is a beautifully haunting, stormy account of a woman gathering strength to leave an abusive relationship. The song's atmosphere is introduced by a ghostly "coyote howl" from an electric guitar. "She can't save her love for another rainy day ..."
India was selected for an Emerging Artist grant by Jim Beam Bourbon and has received other songwriting awards. She is based in Austin, Texas.