Horror Films by Californian talent TALKER Monday, 25 February 2019 21:57 by madseason
talker - Horror Films

Horror Films is the title of talker's new EP, released last Friday, February 22 and featuring the single Intimidated.

Dark, moody, intriguing and endearing, Horror Films is captivating and sincerely relevant. Inspired by alternative rock, grunge music, and indie singer-songwriters, talker (stage name of Celeste Tauchar) maintains a guitar-based sound while infusing organic resonances and bringing in modern production elements. Horror Films is talker's diary, in which every single composition delves into her emotions.

talker's first EP, Horror Films aims to take her in a new life direction by overcoming fears. "I try to be super authentic and honest, and I think sometimes that, combined with the music industry's cut-throat nature, makes me feel like the girl walking down the dark and creepy hallway in a horror film -- she's definitely not supposed to go in there! Except with this EP, going in there just brings out my raw emotions and hopefully something for people to connect to," talker explains.

All five compositions that comprise Horror Films were written and co-produced by talker with the help from Dan Sadin (guitarist, FRENSHIP) and Phil Simmonds (Jessie J, Eryn Allen Kane). Mastered by Dave Harris, and mixed by Mike Pepe and Jesse Ernster, Horror Films is a well-collaborated project that speaks to the emotive power of music. The team worked to express the true passion behind the EP, and they were so successful at doing so that talker became emotional while tracking vocals.

Stream and download Horror Films now on digital platforms worldwide.

Rising star: TALKER Tuesday, 13 November 2018 23:52 by madseason
talker - Intimidated

Originally from Folsom, California, Celeste Tauchar started her musical project, "talker" just one year ago. Now at the youthful age of 23, Tauchar is already an accomplished artist. After earning a spot as a finalist in the highly competitive "Guitar Center Songwriter 5" competition, Tauchar performed at a concert headlined by City and Colour. Since then, she's played a number of shows with artists such as HOLYCHILD, Dan Sadin Colver, and  has extensive experience touring as a touring member of FRENSHIP.

Building on the stepping-stones placed by past grunge artists like Nirvana and Soundgarden, talker continues to innovate the genre of grunge-pop with her new single, Intimidated.

Showcasing a softer, more intimate style for this grunge-oriented artist, Intimidated begins with a beautiful acoustic introduction complimented by powerful, yet gentle, vocals. On top of the impressive vocal performance, the song's lyrics are a vulnerable confession about the struggles of feeling overwhelmed by failure. From the ballad-like introduction, to the head banging closing chorus, Intimidated is an emotional rollercoaster that can be, at times, eerily relatable.

While discussing Intimidated, talker details the process of creating what she considers to be her favorite piece of work; "Because I wasn't trying to write an amazing song, and was just trying to get my emotions out and help myself feel better, it ended up being really vulnerable and honest, and I think it's really relatable."

Written by talker, Intimidated was produced by Danny Schnair, who also played electric guitar, mixed by Jesse Ernster and mastered by Dave Harris. In the performance itself, talker provides vocals, acoustic guitar, and bass on the track, and percussionist Jake Reed plays the drums.

Intimidated is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide.
Stay tuned for news about a full EP release in the coming months.