TUNE Aphra Taylor - Sixteen
'The Night Dances' is the debut five track EP from Aphra Taylor. Aphra is an Oxford based musician aged just 17.
The Night Dances is named after a poem of the same name by Sylvia Plath from the anthology 'Ariel'. The poem is about Plath's son and how he would dance in his crib at night - this image resonated with Aphra as it explores motherly love, mental health, and nocturnal inspiration.
The EP was home recorded over a seven month period on a ten year old Macbook whose screen died and was replaced by a TV mid recording...
Sixteen – Is about a year in someone's life and the associated disruptions to that – each verse represents one significant person in that year. It's about the passing of time and growing older.