Growing up in Nashville and now based in London, Talon David is an artist steadily gaining traction thanks to her already impressive list of achievements. GRAMMY recognition for her song ‘Deep Snow’, an appearance in Neal Morse’s prog rock opera Jesus Christ: the Exorcist and a self-produced debut album in her roster, the artist serves her audience as a shoulder to cry on, giving them hope for the future with her songwriting.
The latest single in this mission is ‘Anomaly’, a bright and bouncy pop tune with lyricism themed around gratitude and joy. A carefree atmosphere is created by cheerful drum rhythms, whimsical melodies and a soaring vocal performance with sunny harmonies. ‘Anomaly’ is playful and infectious, with its glittery soundscape putting a smile on the face of the listener.
Talon shares, “I’ve wanted a song titled Anomaly for a while. It’s one of those musical words I’d written down in my Notes app forever ago, and one day I decided to whip it out and see what would come of it. On this particular day I happened to be feeling good, and there was absolutely no reason for it (it was raining, COVID, midweek) except that I was alive and doing what I love. Social media was blowing up with all manner of complaint and general life disappointment, but I felt…good. I decided to explore the essence of that feeling: the euphoria that comes when things start to go right, especially when it seems to be in opposition to the world around you.
Music-wise I wanted it to be jumpy, perky, like if an LSD trip happened without taking LSD. Strange, out-of-place, slightly retro, but not unpleasant. The keyboard riff was the main strain with sparkling accents from the guitar, background vocals provided the psychedelic color, the sliding bass was the relative instability of the verses that turned into the certainty of the chorus.”