Blair Taberer, an emerging singer-songwriter, is set to captivate music lovers with his highly anticipated debut album Atlantic, set for release on October 28th. The album promises an immersive journey that melds raw emotion with a rock-infused sound, inviting listeners to embark on a sonic voyage. An introduction to this body of work comes in the form of his first single titled, ‘Wild Ones’.
More info about Blair Taberer’s track “Wild Ones”
Taberer’s lead single, “Wild Ones” (which was released in September 2023) is a testament to his unique songwriting prowess and the album’s central theme. Drawing inspiration from the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean that connects continents and stories, “Wild Ones” transports listeners to a world of escapist fantasy where desires are fulfilled and captures the essence of the album’s themes.
The song’s anthemic hooks and catchy melodies make it a perfect introduction to Taberer’s musical universe. The track was an instant favorite, its captivating energy setting the tone for the entire project.
Blair released a music for “Wild Ones” today (on the 6th of October 2023). Collaborating with one of the top production talents in the industry, Blair enlisted the help of Justine Patterson as the director, Jo Galloway as the producer, and Chad Schwartz as the Director of Photography (DOP).
Blair Taberer comments on working on the music video
“Working on the music video was an exhilarating experience. Marked by the challenges of battling 80km/h wind gusts, relentless rain, and bone-chilling cold weather. These elements, though wild, added an authentic and immersive dimension to the project, making it one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. Together, we aimed to bring a world-class product to life.”
Blair Taberer comments on the concept for the “Wild Ones” video
“The concept behind the music video was to depict an escape from life’s struggles into an alternate reality of freedom, perfectly complementing the song’s lyrics.”
“This escape is embodied by three characters, each representing aspects of the working world, who ultimately find themselves immersed in the untamed wilderness—a journey we captured vividly on a production level. We delivered a powerful and cohesive storyline with a captivating twist at the end, truly bringing the concept to life in an exceptional way.”
Check out the video below:
You can stream “Wild Ones” HERE.
Atlantic weaves a tapestry of tales, offering a blend of vulnerability and liberation that resonates with audiences worldwide. The songs were initially recorded and mixed at Cosher Studios before being re-mixed in the UK with Abbey Road producers Noah Booth and Alex Condliffe and then mastered by the masterful Christian Wright.
Blair Taberer comments on Atlantic
“The album ‘Atlantic’ is a collection of poems, stories, thoughts and messages I wrote over the last 10 years. There’s an immense vulnerability that comes with the realisation that I’m about to publicise all my journal entries.”
“But sometimes it’s the fear that makes you feel most alive. This project has been a labor of love for me, a journey of amalgamating my life experiences with my wild imagination and using the entire musical process to convey that feeling.”
His musical style is a fusion of pop and rock elements with a touch of 80s nostalgia, forming a unique sound that defies categorization. His influences span across genres and eras, resulting in a sound that is both contemporary and timeless. The authenticity of his music shines through, capturing the essence of his journey as a musician and storyteller.”
While Atlantic marks Blair Taberer’s first public release, his musical journey began years ago. Born in Zimbabwe and now residing in South Africa, Taberer’s path to music was a gradual one. From a passionate listener to a skilled musician, his commitment to authenticity and self-discovery is evident in every note he creates.
Looking to the future, Blair Taberer is excited to take his music to the stage and share his songs with live audiences. “I’m not seeking fame; I’m seeking connection,” he says. “The joy of performing live, making people feel something incredible through sound, that’s what drives me.”
The release of Atlantic on October 28th will mark a significant milestone in Blair Taberer’s musical journey. Between the release of ‘Wild Ones’ now and another favourite single of his, “The City” set for release on October 15th, the album promises an emotive experience that music enthusiasts won’t want to miss.
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