Taali, has announced she will release her new album Were Most Of Your Stars Out? on November 8th, via Rainbow Blonde Records. The EP features her creative partner R&B/jazz vocalist José James. Recently, the singer/songwriter shared lead single “Los Angeles.” The track is described as a Regina Spektor-esque ode to starting over in an unfamiliar place.
Born to a Jewish family in Washington Heights, New York, Taali grew up learning the values of community and creating her own reality. Taali founded Rainbow Blonde Records, a label and worldwide collective she runs with José James, and engineer and producer Brian Bender.
After years of vocal cord issues, which culminated with surgery and Taali unable to sing herself, she leaned harder into writing for others. She left her roots behind, and moved to LA in 2017 where she contributed seven songs to James’ album, Love In A Time Of Madness and wrote for/with Mad Decent hip-hop innovator Jarina De Marco and gospel performer Mali Music. She also joined a Jewish service called Nefesh, part of Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
11/7: New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub
11/9: Denver, CO @ Mizell Cultural Center
11/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe