Former Philadelphian turned Brooklynite Attia Taylor has a new ten track album to share, coming July 7th. Space Ghost is Taylor’s first album produced by Philly’s Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War On Drugs) and released by Lame-O Records (Slaughter Beach, Dog, Gladie). “Dog And Pony Show,” the record’s first single is available now.
Musician is only one of Taylor’s titles; she’s the editor of chief of Womanly Magazine, a journal that promotes the wellbeing of women and nonbinary people. Her background as a content producer and writer lends naturally to her storytelling and songwriting abilities, which she uses in Space Ghost to share her childhood experience.
Taylor accredits the title of her first LP to the bizarre cartoon Space Ghost Coast to Coast on Adult Swim, a show she watched in the loneliness of her younger years. Despite darker lyrical themes, Space Ghost remains light, and is buoyed by her penchant for psych and funk melodies that stick with you throughout the day.
In “Dog And Pony Show” specifically, Taylor says the lyrics deal with “issues I’ve faced personally and professionally with racism, imposter syndrome, and discrimination as an artist and professional.” In her work with Womanly and now as a solo artist, Attia Taylor speaks for social justice and health advocacy, bolstering ideas for a functioning society. Take a listen to “Dog And Pony Show,” and pre-save the album here.