Oakland, California’s Boy Scouts aka Taylor Vick has announced her new album Wayfinder, set to be released on October 1st via ANTI. Pre-order here. Alongside the announcement Vick has released new single “That’s Life Honey” with an accompanying music video directed by Jake Nokovic.
Working once again with longtime collaborator Stephen Steinbrink, Wayfinder was recorded in Anacortes, Washington at The Unknown. Working slowly, they invited a roster of collaborators to join them over time, in person and over email, including Taylor’s brother Travis, and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte. The effects of working in a new space and with more people can be heard across the bold, assured Wayfinder, which takes place across a wider scale than Taylor’s prior work. Strands of slide guitar, organ, and strings ring under her affable, expressive voice, bolstering layers and layers of harmony.
Vick invokes her inner Adrianne Lenker on new single “That’s Life Honey”, creating a sound that is juxtaposed in its bright guitars and flourishing harmonies with the devastating lyrics of being unable to afford therapy. “I’d be laughing at the irony / I would figure out how to rewire my brain / If only I had the money” she sings as the track closes out, leaving the melodies swirling around your head mixed with the image of subtle sadness that Vick sprinkles in so effortlessly. It’s sad songwriting at its finest.
Listen to the new single below!
1. I Get High
3. A Lot to Ask
4. That’s Life Honey
5. Not Today
7. The Floor
8. Big Fan
9. Didn’t I
10. Model Homes