Taydem Shoesmith’s latest jazz single, “This, That,” is a captivating and mesmerizing piece that showcases her incredible talent and versatility as an artist. Released on November 5th under MTS Records, the song is a reflection on first impressions and not judging people based on superficial characteristics. Produced by Caleb Ostermann at ForteStudios, “This, That” opens with rippling horns that set the stage for Taydem’s sultry and sensational vocals. Her voice possesses both softness and richness, creating a luscious sonic landscape that is perfect for the jazzy genre.

Influenced by musical legends like Michael Jackson, Rascal Flatts, and Billie Holiday, Taydem Shoesmith brings a unique fusion of jazz styles to her work. The inspiration for “This, That” came to Shoesmith while she was driving, and she was struck by the idea of not judging people based on first impressions. The song is written in third person, as Shoesmith acknowledges her own tendency to judge others and hopes to break the habit.

The opportunity to create a jazz song arose when Shoesmith’s friend, an actor and director, shared her idea for a 1920s-inspired silent film with a “gender swap” concept. This sparked the idea to use the song “This, That” as the theme song for the film. With its catchy melody and thoughtful lyrics, “This, That” is set to captivate listeners and showcase Shoesmith’s versatility as an artist.

Aside from her passion for music, Shoesmith also has a strong interest in acting. She made her acting debut in 2020 and has since landed lead roles in multiple films. She has also created music for films, including a theme song for a short series. Make sure to follow Taydem Shoesmith on Instagram (@tshoe23) and subscribe to her YouTube channel (@taydemshoesmith) for updates on her music and upcoming projects.