Ben Taylor's pedigree is impressive. His father is James Taylor, his mother Carly Simon - two of the most popular songwriters in US musical history - and indeed, growing up in the studio with a plethora of musicians left its mark on baby Ben. Taylor and his band self-released their first LP Famous Among the Barns in 2003 to glowing reviews and this single is taken from it.
It starts with lovely Hammond organ and enters immediately with a swinging jovial melody. Upbeat and sunny, Taylor ambles along with a vocal hugely reminiscent of his father's; throaty, beautifully nasal, but somehow not quite as naturally syrupy rich as James's. The chorus is rousing and pleasant however and as it speaks of the nuances of woman, the lyric and melodic inflection pleases and the listener is sweetly carried along.
This is a nice song, from a nice band, that Taylor describes as neo-psychedelic folk funk, and it does hit that mark. Day After Day wouldn't lay claim to being super original but that doesn't matter. We'll be toe-tapping and humming along, and be lifted by its easy hue in an easy and pleasant way. Enjoyable.