The Look In Your Eye - Songs inspired by the movie "Plush"

by Julian Shah-Tayler

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Julian Shah-Tayler is not just a man who wears many hats, he owns the hat warehouse. For starters, he writes, sings, performs, and produces the songs in his current band “The Singularity”. Along with all the many accomplishments he’s had over the years and all the people he’s collaborated with in the music and film industry, he makes a jack of all trades look as useful as a jack in a box. So much so that when Richard Ashcroft walks down the street in the “Bittersweet Symphony” video, there should be a scene where Richard and Julian highfive each other just as he sings “I’m a million different people from one day to the next..” because they understand each other in that moment. The only difference being that while Richard is only describing how he feels, Julian is too busy actually BEING a million different people from day to day.
Currently Julian Shah-Tayler is working on a new album with The Singularity since he says he has a great deal of songs backed up and ready to go. Most recently, his music can be found in the new movie “Plush” which stars Emily Browning ( Sucker Punch ) who plays a rock star who battles the pamperings and pitfalls of rock n roll fame in this new Drama/Thriller written and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). The film was released Friday Sept.13 and is currently playing at the AMC Burbank Town Center 8. The film also stars Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down) and Xavier Samuel (Adore).
I got to chat with Julian recently on how this project came about, other current projects, muses, and see if he’d take us down memory lane into the demons and mayhems of the P.M.’s and A.M.’s from the Britpop era.

PROFILE CARD: A. Jude Aka Julian-Shah Tayler
FAVORITE FOOD: Indian
FAVORITE READ: Stranger In A Strange Land
FAVORITE MOVIE: City Of Lost Children
HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Scarlett of course..
FAVORITE BRITPOP BAND: Blur. Damon is a genius and the band is amazing.
FAVORITE BRITPOP LYRIC:
“Have you ever told a lie to hide a lie Shame on you, you’ve compromised again ‘Cos things are closing in on you Not so far away as they may seem” -Mansun
FAVORITE SINGULARITY LYRIC:
“Supercollide with the horizon In the event it will bring us down From the big bang to the age of man The story ends just where it began” -The Singularity

1. How did you get involved with the movie “Plush” ?

My lovely friend Nick Launay, (Nick Cave/Arcade Fire/Yeah Yeah Yeahs) asked me if I wanted to submit some songs and produce the demos for the movie, so I did. I submitted 7 songs and 2 were accepted, and I cowrote one other. He had been asked because he is awesome, so it was providence and his generosity.

2. How did the Britpop era effect the music you were making and your lifestyle at the time?

I was party to that whole thing, and just too late to be a part of it with my band. It was a press encouraged event, but it really existed. A palpable coalition of bands who were amazing, helping each other do it right! I was so influenced by it. I wanted to be in Suede so badly. I was never in the band, but a friend of mine was and we used to rehearse in the room next door constantly. We packed out a Camden ballroom with my band that had recently been played by Blur, which was a real buzz….. We felt like it wasn’t long now…….

3. what made you decide to move out to Los Angeles to pursue music? What differences do you find in the music scene and lifestyle compared to London?

The movie industry. London has been a little lacking in great music recently. The best bands are still fabulous, but there is too much of a grimy drug scene, and I did that already. I am very lucky to have been able to come here to join the throng of people who put music into TV and film. That was the plan and with the grace of Los Angeles, it is happening! London is very small compared with LA, as everything is easy to get to, whereas here you have to drive everywhere. that means it’s difficult to meet like minded people outside of specific contexts. If you don’t go to clubs or bars here, you never see anyone, whereas in London you can’t avoid them!

4. Where do you get your inspiration from when writing new music?

Everywhere. I write everyday, so have a catalogue of around 400 songs. Recently, I have been deriving inspiration from literature and philosophical concepts. Always did, but it’s more prevalent in my work now.

5. Tell us about what other projects you are currently working on?

I started a charity called “Art Angeles” to help kids in Watts experience the fun of joining in and jamming with us in the inner city. I am very blessed to be allowed to do what I love in my life, so I want to share my joie de vivre with people who would not otherwise see that possibility in their life.

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released September 16, 2013

Written, Performed and Produced by Julian Shah-Tayler aka A. Jude

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An artist who writes, produces and performs all his own music.
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He has also worked as a writer/collaborator/remixer with:
Joaquin Phoenix,, JC Chasez, Siobhan Fahey, Kerli Cut Copy, Marina Celeste (Nouvelle Vague)
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Track Name: The Look - Julian demo version
The voice said to go, looming
Impossibly tall, toe up and I'm over it.
And then was the gate locked tight
So I fashioned a key, I twisted it and I'm inside

Let me in, let me in.
Cos I won't stop until I can see the look in your eye that's punishing me

you know what i want, you know what I need
You're more desperate than I am

Let me in, let me in.
Cos I won't stop until I can see the look in your eye that's punishing me

I won't stop

Let me in, let me in.
Cos I won't stop until I can see the look in your eye that's punishing me
Track Name: H8 U
Ready or not, here I come
I'm bursting from the heart of the sun
I'm bullets flying out of your gun
And splintering right into your bones

I'm found my way into your head
I'm haunting you before I'm dead
I'm flowing all around in your blood
Your veins are coming out with a flood

I don't need nothing from you
I h8 everything you do
I don't want nothing from you
I h8 everything you do and you do and you do

Everything little thing that you take
And every little heart that you break
On every flesh claim that you stake
Cause every little part of you's fake

I don't need nothing from you
I h8 everything you do
I don't want nothing from you
I h8 everything you do and you do and you do

I am the crack in your armour
Caught like flies by a spider
I am the wheels on your karma
Real like the coke on your rider

I am the crack in your mirror
Caught like flies by a spider
I am the wheels on your karma
I am the crack in the I am the crack in the

I don't need nothing from you
I h8 everything you do
I don't want nothing from you
I h8 everything you do and you do and you do
Track Name: Sinking Sound
We are the misfits
Are you’re the wannabees
We do exactly what we want
While you are compromising constantly

No subtext
Or you might burn out
We melted through your brain
And now we’re watching all the dumb leak out

We’re getting bored with all the hanging round
We're stepping forward into the sinking sound

We turned the next page
In evolution
And we don’t care if you come with us
On our “rebel” revolution

We don’t fit in
With this insanity
We're stuck together by a
bond of Personality

We’re getting bored with all the hanging round
We're stepping forward into the sinking sound

We're don't go for number one
We only want to have some fun
We don't want to join your clique, 'cos
Ignorant is so LAST week

We don't want to know who to shun
We'd rather just be Whovian, no
We don't want to crash your buzz
Because stupid is as stupid does

We’re getting bored with all the hanging round
We're stepping forward into the sinking sound
Track Name: Feelow
There's backstage passes here for everybody
Free champagne glasses here for everybody
Sweet honey kisses here for everybody
3 magic wishes here for everybody else

And we talk and you go

There's a free toy in it for everybody
A beautiful girl or boy in it for everybody
A bright sunshiny day in it for everybody
There's a gilded cage in it for everybody else

But not me typically and I miss this moment

I feelow. And I feelow

And my feet are kicking around everybody
And my fingers clicking about everybody
And my lips are bitching about everybody
And my head is twitching around everybody else

But not me typically and I missed this moment

I feel my moment just passed me by into history
And I feel forever is gone for good like I knew it would
And I feel my moment just came and went like an accident
Cos I feel I'm severed from the state I'm in
And I want to scream

And I feelow
Track Name: Electrical Storm
There's sickness spreading over me
As I manifest my destiny

This electrical storm brewing up in my arms
Lightning strike in the room as we sound the alarm
Blow the circuitry out with a prayer or a shout
Come to kill us again with the sword in the pen

I fight until the sky turns black
I hold the raging oceans back
Through the golden dawn of history
I soldier on to victory

This electrical storm brewing up in my arms
Lightning strike in the room as we sound the alarm
Blow the circuitry out with a prayer or a shout
Come to kill us again with the sword in the pen

I dream you love

Wherever you go whatever you do
I'll be with you
Track Name: Suicide Girl
I met her down in old Soho
Where the stakes get high
When the lights get low

She said “Pretend that we’re in love
And I’ll show you exactly
What I’m made of”

And she did

She wrapped her legs around my hips
Dissolved in kisses
On my lips
Made our bodies melt and move
As the music danced us
Through the roof

My little suicide girl,
My little phantom lover

The last time that I saw my girl
She turned her back on this twilight world
Our story brazen on her skin
A kaleidoscope in poisoned ink

My little suicide girl,
My little phantom lover

Stay With Me
Track Name: Poison
Before we slip into the past
I want to make this moment last
As if the memory’s fading fast

I was deceived for far too long
That we would live inside a song
But all the harmonies were wrong

Your poison leaves stains on the people you use
Your poison in my veins, no it’s never gonna let me go
It’s never gonna let me, never gonna let me go

You could have anything you want
The thing to govern is the heart
Let’s take it right back to the start

You make up a more convincing lie
And I’ll believe you by and by
And find the answers in the sky

Your poison remains when the sting is removed
Your poison in my veins, no it’s never gonna let me go
It’s never gonna let me, never gonna let me go

He’ll drain the life out of you
Gonna stay with me forever.
Track Name: Aubade
It's you that breaks the sky in two
It's you that made my dreams come true

For you the sun would forget to shine
That day won't break

It's you that makes my heart skip a beat
It's you that makes my life complete

For you the sun would forget to shine
That day won't break

Soft as the sun pours in your window
We shine to the light within and life begins
Track Name: Xtasy
A universe is in my head
A void that echoes round and round and round alive and dead
Winds are whispering the words
And the dreaming dies like birds
In neurons catching flame

Serotonin floods my brain
When I sold my soul to ecstasy there is no ecstasy
My life of pleasure killed the pain
When I sold my soul to ecstasy there is no ecstasy

Now I can’t make it through the day
The sun may rise but I can’t open up my eyes
Spinning down through endless space
Shadows treasure all the pain inside.
Dripping down my spine

I think I’ll blow my mind

Serotonin drowns my brain
When I sold my soul to ecstasy there is no ecstasy
My rite of rapture drives me sane
When I sold my soul to ecstasy there is no ecstasy

Without you, so I blew my brain

Serotonin is my name
When I sold my soul to ecstasy
I love you ecstasy
Track Name: Strangers
There's the sound of a voice in the back of your head
Reminding you what to believe in
When the pressure of faith is an opinion of taste
There's always someone watching you Ah ha

The strangers coming to push you over
Drag you down or pull you under
The strangers coming to rearrange you now

The strangers coming to push you over
Drag you down or pull you under
The strangers coming to rearrange you now.

You're feeling your thoughts as they're turning to stone
TO the camera eyes that surround you
Cos everything breaks at the start of the day
There's always someone watching you Ah ha

The strangers coming to push you over
Drag you down or pull you under
The strangers coming to rearrange you now

You're so strange, but you're no stranger to love
Track Name: Urban Migration - Julian demo Version
You're my everything, you're my angel
You're the vision that I take with me every step.
I've been searching for your vibration
This world is not so big if you make a map.

If I lose you, I will find you
I live inside your dreams and I promise that
i will keep you, I will treasure you
And the devils in my head I will combat

We'll find our way home

Urban migration, we are following
There's a place that we will always be searching
If I lose you, I will find you
I live inside your dreams and I promise you

We'll find our way home

Keep on searching