Australian singer songwriter Taylor Henderson has tonight debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album chart for his new album Burnt Letters. This follows on from his debut album, Taylor Henderson which also came in at the number one position in December last year, only seven months ago!
Upon hearing the news, Taylor had this to say: 'I've really had the most incredible year. To have had this kind of support from all of my fans during the past week to go out and buy a copy of Burnt Letter, an album that I really worked so hard on, means the world to me. If I could thank you all personally, I would!"
Working with an array of producers and co-writers which include Louis Schoorl (Guy Sebastian, 360, Daniel Johns), John Hume from NZ band Evermore (Matt Corby), Alex Hope (Tina Arena), and Lindsay Rimes (The McClymonts), Taylor's song writing flourished as he relished the collaboration experience.
"There are some songs on the album that were written years ago," explains Taylor. 'Then there are other songs that are fresh and where I've tried new things, but at the core of all the songs is me. It all relates to the person I am, and the artist I am. It's a pure undiluted reflection, and as far as I'm concerned, that's the only way it should be."
Burnt Letter is an impressive collection of handsome songs that weave together pop and folk styles with an apparent ease. This is further enhanced by song writing that is unashamedly intimate and tender, whilst the melodies are simple and uncomplicated. Taylor's earnest delivery is buoyant by way of his easy-going charm, and as a result his grounded honesty comes across as distinctively Australian.
To celebrate the release of the album, Taylor will be touring around Australia in July and August - head to http://smarturl.it/TaylorHendersonTour for more details.