LA-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ, and vocalist Taylor McFerrin announced his album Love’s Last Chance, and released the first single “Now That You Need Me” on July 11, 2019.
Love’s Last Chance is McFerrin’s first full-length since his 2014 debut Early Riser (released on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label). The collection—which featured Nai Palm, Thundercat, and Taylor’s legendary father Bobby McFerrin—earned praise from Noisey, NPR, and Pitchfork who hailed it as “an album built for slow weekend mornings spent in bed with a loved one.” While Early Riser only featured guest vocalists, Love’s Last Chance is McFerrin’s first album with his own voice on it. “Over the years, I’d learned how to convey myself well through my instrumentals,” says McFerrin. “But singing brings me closer than ever to being able to share everything that’s going on inside of me.”
McFerrin also discovered a new approach to recording thanks to his work with supergroup R+R=NOW, which found him teaming up with Robert Glasper, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Justin Tyson, and Terrace Martin (known for his work with Kendrick Lamar). “I had been obsessed with getting everything on my record absolutely perfect, and it led me to this almost crippling place of self-doubt,” McFerrin explains. “But the whole R+R album was recorded in five days. It was all about capturing the feeling of the moment, and there was so much freedom and excitement in that.”