Love Is Growth
Taiyo's music gets under your skin like a warm heartbeat. Pure as moonlight, gritty as N.Y.C., brave as a young man standing tall in the face of his own shadows. Paladin, seraph, young sage come-of-age, we welcome your songs into our dangerous, beautiful world. -Ishle Yi Park Taiyo tells a story that is both his and his people's, and he tells it well. There's a fearless humility that bleeds through this record. Emotion, but with substance - in a world that sees and hears too much of one without the other. -Geologic of Blue Scholars With Love is Growth, the singer/songwriter/MC establishes himself as a multidimensional talent with a unique creative voice that fuses the rhythms of the city that raised him with the soul of the Asian immigrant culture that birthed him. -OkayPlayer.com There's something undeniably soul-rootsy about Taiyo Na. Na's debut album, Love is Growth, is storytelling through music at it's finest, with all it's fragile and spirited nuances. -Boston Progress Radio Love is Growth is soulful, passionate, real. Especially affecting are 'Moonlight City,' 'Lovely to Me' (Hwang's violin is a stand out) and 'Take My Breath Away.' The layering of styles is unique-a true synthesis of love and dedication. Far more than a poet-singer, this is politics down to the basics. -Professor John Kuo Wei Tchen Moving swiftly and easily between so-called "genres," lapping the hardcore MC, soulman/loverman and poet for the people two times... All hail the young prince. -Denizen Kane, excerpt from liner notes for Love Is Growth.