Neo-Classical Artist Neighborhood Libraries Announces New EP ‘Postcards For The Backyard, pt. 1’   

March 11, 2022 BY Claire Julian

Vancouver-based composer, producer, film scorer, and neo-classical performer Taylor Swindells aka Neighborhood Libraries, is excited to announce his new EP, Postcards For The Backyard, pt. 1, will be released on May 20th. Swindells, who previously performed in indie-rock outfit The Tourist Company, recorded the EP at his home studio, aptly named The Edge Of The World, drawing inspiration from fellow neo-classical composers like Olafur Arnalds and Peter Broderick. Recorded primarily during the lockdown phase of the ongoing pandemic, he used composing to explore other worlds and find moments of inspiration that he used to find traveling abroad.

Today, he shares the timidly playful piano composition, “Yellow Boots In The Yard.” He notes, “The song is about my backyard and finding imagination in ordinary places. We’ve spent a lot of time there the last two years. It envisions a time in the future when I will inevitably be nostalgic for the days when we were forced to spend so much time with family.” Adding, “The title comes from a pair of boots that my toddler had that he insisted on wearing for way too long. It’s cool watching him figure out the world because everything he sees he thinks is the best thing ever.”

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Neighborhood Libraries began while Taylor was transitioning from a musician’s life of travel to stasis when the world shut down in early 2020. He started to create ambient-electronic, piano-driven music that helped him work through his feelings of hope, wonder, fear, anxiety and ultimately enabled him to seek peace. Stay tuned for more to come from Neighborhood Libraries.