Taylor B-W shares powerful new ballad, 'Last Child' ahead of tour
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Taylor B-W shares powerful new ballad, ‘Last Child’ ahead of tour

Sydney R&B/pop artist, Taylor B-W unveils a passionate and captivating pop ballad, Last Child ahead of NSW tour dates.

Hot on the heels of her widely-celebrated debut EP, BTW TBW, Sydney’s R&B/pop princess, Taylor B-W returns with an impactful, heart-igniting new hit, Last Child.

Harnessing the power of enchanting vocals, rich instrumentation and fervent lyrics, Last Child is Taylor B-W’s anthemic outcry for change, spurred on by poignant personal experiences and environmental awareness.

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In 2016, B-W travelled to Africa to volunteer at wildlife conservations. Returning home with a new understanding and motivation, she began studying zookeeping in 2017. Learning more and more about the unnerving climate emergency and rapid endangerment of animal species instigated by global warming, Taylor penned Last Child with tears in her eyes.

The songstress recalls, “never had I written with such a stream of consciousness, the words just poured out of me.” She continues, “I was mad, I was hurt, and, without trying to sound too mystical, I was empathetic to Mother Earth’s cry for help. I thought of trees, rivers, icecaps, mountains and animals as Mother Earth’s children, trying to wash away the harmful impact the human world has made.”

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Coupled with a cinematic music video produced and directed by filmmaker, Natasha Sebir, Last Child illustrates a very simple concept – the natural world vs the man-made world – shot on a monumental scale.

Featuring the picturesque backdrop of the Blue Mountains, B-W and a skeletal crew hiked through various locations, capturing shots that perfectly depict two vastly different environments – static images of hard, empty structures representing the cold and stark human world, and movement shots with dynamic, colourful and vast landscapes to represent the beauty of the natural world.

All the while, Taylor portrays a lonely protagonist, solemnly sweeping through each setting, and shining an important light on the scary contrasts of our world.

Working with ARIA award-winning producer, Peter Holz (Gang Of Youths, Peking Duk, Vance Joy), B-W was able to create an epic four-and-a-half-minute soundscape, reminiscent of big ballads like Michael Jackson’s Earth Song, Adele’s Skyfall or Lana Del Rey’s Ride.

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Speaking of the track, Taylor B-W says, “I wanted to create a song that sounds like the calm before the storm, and the storm itself! But I also wanted to showcase my optimism for the future. My generation and beyond have been so enthusiastic and vocal about what needs to be done and one can only hope that this will continue to encourage and inspire the rest to push for the same goals. Because that storm, that fire, that flood will keep happening as long as we continue to live, and treat the Earth this way.”

In celebration of this new and touching masterpiece, as well as her latest EP, BTW TBW, the Sydney-hailing songstress will be embarking on a regional tour of NSW, kickstarting this week. See a list of tour dates below, and stream Last Child via Spotify today.

BTW TBW Tour – Regional NSW

Thursday 13 October | Sideway Bar, Canberra

Friday 14 October | Tilly’s Wagga, Wagga Wagga

Wednesday 19 October | The Joker & Thief, Terrigal

Saturday 22 October | The Victoria Bathurst, Bathurst

Sunday 23 October | The Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba

Friday 28 October | 130 Art Studios, Wollongong

Sunday 30 October | Newcastle Hotel, Islington