It’s not wholly inaccurate to suggest that the UK is yet to produce contenders that can match the might of North America’s neo-soul stars. To date, the likes of D’Angelo have been relatively unchallenged from their UK counterparts. Aaron Taylor's music places him as a strong candidate for inclusion in the neo-soul collective. Taylor describes his musical knowledge as a result of the classroom and the church. “Growing up at home I was fully immersed into gospel music; that’s all my mother played. At around seven years I began classical guitar lessons and that’s around the same time I began to develop my ability to play by ear. It was around 10 years old that I began the piano.” Songs from his debut EP, Still Life, paved way to syncs with global ads for both Apple and Victoria’s Secret. Co-signs came in from Annie Mac, who named him in her feature New Names, as well as Mistajam (BBC Radio 1) and press has followed with write-ups praising his sound.