Showcasing his vocal prowess in a nimble tune, Joel Taylor swallows you with his voice in “Two Sides.” The music video, directed by Courtney Cox, ushers all of our attention to Joel playing the piano in a dim setting. It is a pure decadence where Joel’s wispy words add weight to the minimalistic soundscape that solely relies on piano. Despite its simplicity, “Two Sides” delivers the muted intensity that one experiences when trying to balance different identities:
“I got two sides, but you both can sit next to me / I got two sides, to find the middle lane so easy / Maybe soon you’ll find out what I’m all about” chants Joel.
“Two Sides” is a bona fide sketch of the different inner personas that coexist within us and often contradict each other. It has already accumulated over 100k streams on Spotify. Joel Taylor, who is originally from Australia but now lives in LA, met Cox through mutual friends while she was having a musical gathering at her house. She decided to direct the video after witnessing him sing and chose “Two Sides” specifically since it represented the different sides of Joel. We agree with Courtney – one moment he looks like Colin Farrell then the next he kind of looks like Jesus. If you don’t believe us, go stalk him on Facebook and Instagram. You’ll find a lot of cold brew pics there.
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