Otis Taylor sings about race and racism.

The songs on the Boulder blues singers new album, “Fantasizing About Being Black,” are haunting vignettes about the African-American experience. In one song, a black man in an interracial relationship knows he has to leave the country or he will be killed. In another, an African-American slave in shackles is slowly losing his mind.

Boulder blues singer Otis Taylor

(Courtesy Evan Semon)

“I’ve taken all of my thoughts about the history of racial injustice and created a musical interpretation for modern times,” Taylor says of the album, his 15th.

Taylor spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.