As we prepare for the forthcoming full length debut from TAFT, we're looking back at his first EP, Intarsia. Here we explore the second track, Dizzy.
From frontman Taft Mashburn:
Dizzy went through endless re-writes before it reached its final iteration. I won’t say that I wrote the song for sleigh-bells, but I definitely had an intentional space in mind. Sort of a combination of what it’s like to watch snowfall from your window at night paired with a kind of hazed euphoria. For my childhood self, Christmas Eve caught a perfect tension between these two things: the end of year stillness of the one and the complete crazed self-abandon of the other. So in a bizarre way, the song has a strange, but uncomplicated, relationship to the holidays for me. Layered vocals played a pretty big role in realizing this vibe as well. The openness of the form really lets the voices take up this huge expanse, kind of like a sacred space.