Ben Taylor releases Listening, Oh Brother single references Carole King’s You’ve Got A Friend

Ben Taylor, the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, released his newest album last week. Titled Listening, it is getting great reviews so far and may be his best yet. He’s currently touring.

In an interview at The Huffington Post, he talks about the first single “Oh Brother”, which was written for his twin brothers Rufus and Henry. He mentions that the song has a lyrical and melodic reference to James’ version of Carole King‘s “You’ve Got A Friend” and how a section of the song was to be written by James.

And the chorus of it, if we could get some of that good ol’ time JT right there… I was going to hit my dad up to write the bridge of it for me and so I mocked it up with that bridge so he would replace that, and he never got around to it and I had to put the album out. I tried to rewrite the lyrics, but I couldn’t find anything I liked as much as that, so I kept it.

He was also interviewed by American Songwriter, EcoSalon and Green Up Music. The album, which is streaming at Spinner and Paste Magazine, has been positively reviewed by Artist Direct, AllMusic, and Consequence of Sound.

Film Truth Productions, which is run by Kate Taylor‘s daughter Liz Witham and her husband Ken Wentworth, captured Ben performing a number of these songs acoustically to create a number of music videos:

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