Taali: Hear You Now – video of the day

Taali is an LA-based songwriter and, in her own words:

“‘Hear You Now’ is an inner monologue spoken in second person. It is meant as a rallying cry to lift one’s self from the trauma of a regressive culture and collective lived experience.”

The video features Taali surrounded by a fold of curly haired guardian angels in a color saturated reverie, each standing fully in her power and easing Taali towards her own. The track draws heavily from Jewish cultural imagery on the day of repentance (i.e. “Bow your head,” “Beat your breast,”) as its subject calmly and powerfully apologizes to herself and moves forward.

Taali draws direct inspiration from the empowering Judaic culture passed down from her family, and the uplifting stories of the fierce women she surrounds herself with. She was raised on lessons from her parents about radical Jewish ladies like labor activist Clara Lemlich and anarchist author Emma Goldman, and instead of “kid music”, heard her Mom’s folk (Dylan, Simon, Mitchell) and Dad’s soul (Wonder, Withers, Rawls), plus Israeli singers like Ofra Haza.

“I grew up with these beautiful Judaic harmonies all around me, but for the longest time I left my heritage out of my music,” she says. “A good friend recently told me the best thing you can have in life is culture, and she was right. The more I make this music, the closer I feel to my ancestry and myself.”



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