Under The Surface
By David M. Beard
Upon hearing Taylor Mills’ new release, Under The Surface, it is apparent that she is ready to reveal more than what we — as Brian Wilson followers — would imagine. Returning to the studio with husband Todd Sucherman and Brian Wilson lyricist Scott Bennett (who wrote all but one song), Mills sounds her edgy best when she lets her vocals soar and is less restrained is trying to complete a lyric. Her best here are the quieting “Sparks Will Fly,” the love letter-stylized “Kiss My Soul” and the vividly colorful “Living Room.” Her rich and lush vocals are among the best being recorded today.