Angel Taylor, "Like You Do"

Track Review

Up-and-comer Angel Taylor's new single sounds like Colbie Caillat for a reason. The song was produced by Mikal Blue and co-written by Blue and Jason Reeves, who first patented breezy, sentimental pop with their work on Caillat's breakthrough single, "Bubbly." What Taylor offers, though, is a slightly sassier tone, as the 20-year-old singer/songwriter takes zestful jabs at the object of her blossoming affection. "Boy you know it's bad when you do that, but you don't care," Taylor sings. "Holding out exactly what I want, but you won't share/And I've never had a taste before/But now you've got me wanting more." Set to a fairly generic, foot-tapping beat, the lyrics are striking in their assertion of conflicted desire-they may not be edgy, but at least they feel honest.-Sarah MacRory


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