Joel Taylor – the Sydney-born, LA-based multi-instrumentalist described as “a masterfully talented singer and songwriter” by PopDust -has released the new video, “Give Myself Away,” after it premiered with Hollywood Life. d
The video was directed by actress Courteney Cox, who says, “I am a good friend of Joel’s but more importantly a big fan of his music. When I first heard ‘Give Myself Away’ I was immediately drawn to it. It’s one of those songs that once you hear it, you just want to play it again and again. I hope people will feel the same way about the video. We had a great time making it.”
Leaving his home in Sydney, Australia, at the tender age of 18 to seek his fortune in Hollywood, Joel plied his trade at local piano bars for a hundred dollars and the contents of a tip jar, interspersing his own originals with standards. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, he rented a room in Echo Park with noted French guitar-maker to the stars, James Trussart, and was constantly surrounded by a cast of musical characters that added to the color of his burgeoning musical narrative. At any given time Joel could walk downstairs for his morning coffee and be greeted by the likes of ZZ Top, Jackson Browne, Lianne La Havas, John Oates and Robbie Krieger, John Densmore and Chris Robinson, who he later sat in with for The Doors 50th anniversary. After years of absorbing these moments, being a working musician and perfecting his songwriting craft, Joel felt the pull to step out front as an artist and begin his solo career.
Joel is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut EP, to be released in early 2019.