Cavalier King is the one-man band of Chris Taylor. His debut, The Sun Revolutions, is full of lyrically poetic and heart-felt tracks. Upon first listen, it is obvious that Chris is passionate about his music. His strong vocals echo a sense of anguish and despair with lyrics like “as we lay our heads and we gaze upon the stars you’re thinking...this is so insane!,” from “Renegade.” It seems apparent that Taylor’s influences lay heavily on the mystique of Jim Morrison, the tortured soul of Jeff Buckley, and the folk-rock easy listening crowd-pleasing of Van Morrison. Cavalier King’s fervent music cannot be described as boring. The music may not be ground-breaking but its message is something we can all relate to and the music is a sound we are all familiar with. Sometimes, familiarity is comforting and easy listening is just what we all need on rainy days. Taylor deserves a lot of credit, as this album was recorded in his small Brooklyn studio, proving he is talented, creative and passionate enough to be able to churn out a solid album all by his lonesome.