UPSAHL Releases Debut EP “HINDSIGHT 20/20”: Streaming
- Los Angeles-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Taylor Upsahl, aka UPSAHL released her debut EP “HINDSIGHT 20/20” on March 8, 2019. The EP was premiered exclusively on Idolator.
The EP comprises of 5-track including preceding songs "Drugs" and "All My Friends Are Rich".
Recently, she signed to Arista Records, “HINDSIGHT 20/20” is the first major label debut EP.
Taylor Upsahl said of the EP, “I wrote this EP over the course of 2018 and after I moved from Phoenix to LA. I was writing songs every day and learning to be alone while all of my friends went to college and were doing college things. It was my first time away from home. I was discovering so much about myself and my relationships with people in my life that my days writing songs in the studio turned into sort of therapy sessions. I would just spill out whatever was on my mind on any given day. Hindsight 20/20 represents my reflection on this past year and all the experiences I had.”
She has currently supported Max Frost's North American Tour since March 7th. The tour will conclude at Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 10th.
She explained each track:
1. All My Friends Are Rich
I was ending a session with the rad producer, KillaGraham, and I started talking about being broke and somewhere in the conversation said, “All my friends are rich.” I was literally walking out the door when Graham said that had to be a song title, so we wrote the song in 30 minutes. I feel like everyone can relate to this one in some way.
I wrote this one the day before I was leaving to go to Europe for writing sessions. I had never travelled internationally, and I was terrified to do it alone. This song is basically just me losing my mind on the days leading up to the trip – haha!
“Drugs” is about meeting fake ass people at fake ass parties and having fake ass conversations. “I just came here for the drugs,” is a metaphor for being over all the bullshit that I’ve experienced.
“SMARTY” is an acronym for “Send Me All the Roses That You (want).” On the way to the session I was randomly listening to a bunch of trap music, and was obsessing over the bass lines. That’s kind of how we got the inspiration for the chorus melody, and the lyrics came pretty naturally from there.
I wrote “Fine” about getting out of a relationship and still wishing the best for the other person, even if things ended badly. Once someone becomes a significant part of my life, regardless of what happens, I’ll always care for them, and that’s basically what this song is saying.
- source : Idolator