Fantasizing About Being Black, Taylor's latest release, is a raw and haunting multi-instrumental blend that reveals the connection of history to modern day events. With Otis Taylor, it's best to expect the unexpected. An amalgamation of roots styles in their rawest form, his music discusses heavyweight issues like murder, homelessness, tyranny, and injustice, even while his personal style is lighthearted.
Following his 2015 psychedelic masterpiece Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor, Fantasizing About Being Black, is a stark and poetic lesson on the historical trauma of the African American experience, from the voyages of slave ships to the Mississippi Delta. Taylor simultaneously travels back in time while moving forward as a musical artist." (Promo Copy)