With a second album on the blocks, Dreamer Boy – aka Zach Taylor – is embracing the cowboy pop yee-haw.
Words: Finlay Holden. Photo: Adam Alonzo.
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Two years on from establishing himself in the US alt-pop scene with debut LP ‘Love, Nostalgia’, Zach Taylor, aka Dreamer Boy, returns with a new full-length project that he hopes will birth collaboration between young creatives across the globe and expand his journey to share his deep-rooted optimism.
Zach knew he’d be a performer from a young age, but adopting the Dreamer Boy persona was a transformative moment for the 24-year-old. “The first Dreamer Boy show felt like nothing else I’d ever done,” he reminisces. “I was finally playing the music that represented me so clearly and had this fun energy that I could bring out of myself using that moniker. It felt to me, I was finally free.”
This omnipresent joy is something he revels in sharing with his fans, particularly when he’s unleashed on stage. “This wasn’t pre-meditated, but I started asking the crowd to chant ‘yee-haw’ with me. It’s a bit gimmicky, but we’re having fun!” he grins. The Nashville-born artist is clearly not …