Taylor Grey Takeover Artist Interview with G&S

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Not too long ago the girls at G&S reviewed “Never Woulda Letcha” the latest release by singer and songwriter Taylor Grey. We recently caught up with Taylor to get the scoop on her latest project and more, check out the interview below.

Fun Questions:

Top 3 songs on my playlist right now are…?

Cigarette Daydreams – Cage the Elephant

Soap – Fox Wilde

Superficial Love – Ruth B.

Most memorable experience while on tour was…?

The most memorable experiences will always be being on stage and seeing people sing my lyrics along with me – it’s a really magical experience.

Craziest thing a fan has ever done…?

Once a fan followed me and my band from the show venue to In’n’Out. The crazy thing was that we got lost on the way, so we went on two freeways and several random streets, but she stuck with us the whole way. She didn’t even come in to say hi.

Never leave home without…?

My phone or lip gloss

Before going on stage I…?

I have this weird habit where I have to sing a little bit, even just a chorus, of every song I sing in my set.

My dream collaboration would be…?

Ed Sheeran, hands down.

If there were three words to describe your sound, what would it be?

Vibey Space Pop

Can you give us some idea of what inspires you as a songwriter and artist?

My experiences and experiences of those close to me. I song write to story-tell, and I tell stories that are sometimes direct life experiences I have had or they’re sometimes narratives I craft based on a plethora of experiences and emotions that are true to me.

Your highly-anticipated album set to release this spring is called Space Case, how did you come up with such a unique name for your project?

Space Case is actually the title of one of the song’s on the album and the name really stood out to me. I was drawn to it as the album title because I thought it was unique, but also because the song, “Space Case,” really encompasses the essence of this album for me. It’s about a girl who is a little out there – with her head not even just in the clouds, but in outer space – who just has big dreams and is working to actualize them.

 

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Fans recently got a chance to experience the first single from the album “Never Woulda Letcha” and judging by the response from your fans it seems like a hit! What do you feel goes into creating a song that resonates with listeners?

I think being honest in your emotions is crucial. Whether I am writing a heavy Pop song like “Never Woulda Letcha” or a more alternative song like some in “Space Case,” I believe in telling true emotions and stories. I’m never going to create stories that I think people want to hear – I like writing about unconventional things, like having the female voice aka my voice being the one taking care of a heartbroken boy or wanting someone to like you even though you have no intention of liking them back. I like the not-so love story.

Many times artists feel like they are called to perform in some aspect, do you recall the moment when you discovered that this was the path you wanted to follow?

I started musical theater when I was really young because I was a shy kid and my mom wanted to help me come out of my shell. Because I was so young, I can’t remember an exact light-bulb moment, but the stage has always felt like home to me. When I went on tour last summer however, and I was singing my own songs on stage, I felt this immense feeling of happiness where I said to myself  “I never want to stop doing this.”

What do you hope that your fans, new and old, will take away after hearing Space Case?

I hope people listening feel like they can see themselves in my songs. I hope that they can relate to at least one song and feel like someone else gets it, that they aren’t alone. I have songs like “Never Woulda Letcha” that are upbeat and Pop for people who gravitate towards that. But I also have songs that I’ve written while crying on bedroom floor heartbroken. There is a wide spectrum which I loved creating because as I songwriter I was given the freedom to write what I felt when I felt it.

The music industry has changed a great deal over the last decade and to be honest much of the music that is out there sounds similar; as a young artist how do you distinguish yourself from other performers?

I think it’s easy to fall into the trap of trying too hard to be different or distinguish yourself. I will always stay true to myself in the moment. I change everyday and I grow, and my songs reflect. Something that distinguishes me is that I will never feel the need to fit a musical box, per se, I don’t care to be labeled as Pop or Alternative or Singer-Songwriter. I love writing the songs that feel right to me in the moment. Also, I’m still in school!

We understand that you are attending college at Stanford University and are currently a sophomore; that is awesome! How do you juggle the demands of higher education at such a prestigious university with being a celebrity?

I’m still learning how to balance the two! I’ve had to make sacrifices in both facets of my life, but it has been worth it. I’m very lucky to have a very supportive family and team around me helping me do what I love.

So your album Space Case is due to release in Spring, please share with us some of your feelings and thoughts that go through your mind when a project of such a large magnitude is finally complete?

I’m not going to lie, I am so excited and restless for the album to be released. This will be the first body of new work I’ve released with songs I have written since starting college, so it’s big for me! I cannot wait for people to hear it!

Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to chat it up with G&S Taylor, please let us know how can fans keep up to date with what is happening in the world of Taylor Grey music?

Of course, thank you so much! I’m always on my Instagram and twitter which are both @iamtaylorgrey and there’s my website which is taylorgreymusic.com.

Check out our Music Review on Taylor Grey “Never Woulda Letcha”

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Hailing from Northern California, Taylor Grey is a 19-year old student in her sophomore year at Stanford University. Taylor discovered music at a young age having studied both musical theater and opera. Taylor penned her first song at the young age of 12 and later became a self-taught musician playing the piano and the guitar. The breadth of Taylor’s repertoire extends across various genres and influences in the realms of Classic Rock, Jazz, and 90’s Hip-Hop. Through her journey as a musician, Taylor has uncovered her own distinct sound and style.

No stranger to the studio, Taylor’s debut release was a two-part EP entitled “Mind of Mine I & and II” in 2016. She worked with producers Benjamin Taylor and Bryan Morton on the project and later garnered the attention of Jacob Whitesides after performing on his summer tour “Lovesick”.

Now, Taylor Grey is poised to make 2017 her breakout year. Having teamed up with award winning producer Josh Abraham and collaborating with a host of well-known writers and producers such as Nico Stadi, David Kuncio, Jordan Ware and Isaac Hasson for her first studio album, Taylor is most definitely winning.  Look for Taylor Grey’s highly-anticipated album release Space Case, due out in Spring 2017.

Shop for Taylor Grey’s latest single “Never Woulda Letcha” at your favorite digital music stores.

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Dyllan Murray Prove Me Wrong – A Gen Next Club Smash A Modern Pop Mix with Hypnotic Synths

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Dyllan MurrayL.A. teen pop sensation Dyllan Murray is making waves with the release of his latest single “Prove Me Wrong”, produced by Justin Bieber producer Poo Bear. “Prove Me Wrong” is a captivating pop mix with hypnotic synths and catching melodies. Dyllan offers his growing legion of star-struck teen fans and 20-somethings a flawless vocal performance fusing lush pop vibrations with a light splash of R&B flavor.

Reminiscent to artists such as Austin Mahone and Shawn Mendes, and with a mature sound that could be likened to Nick Jonas, Dyllan Murray has undoubtedly cultivated his own infectious style. “Prove Me Wrong” is a synth-infused pop blend with a distinct chilled-out feel. Though the song carries a relatively laid-back score, it still yields a righteously addicting sequence of dance-friendly beats. Check out Dyllan Murray’s official music video for “Prove Me Wrong”, now available on YouTube.

Dyllan Murray “Prove Me Wrong”

Dyllan Murray, naturally gifted vocalist discovered music at a young age. As an accomplished musician, he played the guitar and the drums; Dyllan also participated in drama while in school. Though the young singer and musician is currently studying acting, he never strays too far away from his passion which is music.

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As a talent artist, Dyllan cites musical influences such as the Backstreet Boys, N-Sync, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake. Having been exposed to the music of these industry-leading superstars, Dyllan was inspired to develop his own unique style described as a “pop-based rhythmic sound”, a timely style for the modern pop paradigm.

Dyllan Murray Prove Me Wrong SingleDyllan Murray has hit the road and is currently on a nationwide tour supporting his latest single “Prove Me Wrong”. Fans will have the opportunity to check out the singer on Digitour’s 28-city National Tour which happens to feature some of the biggest stars from YouTube and Musical.ly.

Previous tour dates included artists such as Aaron Carter, Mindless Behavior, and Digifest tours. Keep an eye out for tour dates near you. In the meantime, Dyllan Murray’s latest single “Prove Me Wrong” is now available on iTunes. You can also check out the video on YouTube, MTV, and all local and regional video outlets.

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Alex Alexander ‘Bad Luck’ Pop R&B Fusion with Throwback Energy Swedish singer and songwriter Alex Alexander Channels Motown Era

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Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Alex Alexander recently released his fourth single “Bad Luck”, a sultry Pop and R&B fusion with a hint of Motown flavor. If you have been craving the soulful sounds that once blessed radio airwaves, Alex Alexander is poised to deliver. As a multi-talented performer, Alex is no stranger to the music scene and covers a variety of genres. “Bad Luck” is a moving production, the only of its kind in this new era of music which often lacks substance and musicality. This track delivers plenty of soul for the masses and it is polished off with a fantastic musical accompaniment.

Listen to the Audio of Alex Alexander ‘Bad Luck’ Streaming on YouTube

We checked in with Alex Alexander to ask him a few questions about his latest music release and more. Check out the exclusive interview below.

When did you decided that you first wanted to pursue music?

When I was 12 I was literally obsessed with Metallica and Yngwie Malmsteen the super guitarist. So there was a very strong urge to start playing guitar and ever since that time I been hooked on music. My music career has taken me on several journeys around the world and eventually into the recording industry.

How would you describe your style for an Alex Alexander newbie?

My main style is Pop but I tend to lean on the harder side with more guitars mixed with Urban Drums. My signature as an artist is definitely my High Vocals  according to my fans.

Can you tell us a little bit about some of your musical influences that have helped to shape your experience as an artist?

My dad has a very broad musical interest so he listens to everything from Genesis to Motown stuff, I love the Motown era and I still think it was one of the best eras for music ever. A lot of my influences also come from Rock music since I love guitar playing and the rough sound. I think as an artist coming from a broad musical background is great since you will have your mind open to all kinds of music.

If you were given the opportunity to collaborate with any artist, musician, or producer, who would that person be?

One man one name: Max Martin

   Using 3 words, describe your latest single “Bad Luck”?

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What were some of the inspirations behind the single?

I wanted to do a single with a flare of Motown but still keep it in the modern Pop Vibe and the end result was ’’Bad Luck’’. I started playing around with some old school guitar sounds and I really feel in love with the chord line of the song and felt like yeah I want to release this to my fans.

Some of the most popular names in music have come out of Sweden, are you also hoping to gain international success and if so what does it take to break boundaries if any?

Sweden is a great music country with an amazing amount of talented people. Im very proud of the impact that Swedish artists have been able to create worldwide and its very inspiring to take a shot at such a big challenge when you see its actually possible. To make it worldwide as an artist you have to build up relationships and travel around to the markets to where you want succeed. Im right now in Los Angeles doing precisely that!

So around about this time last year we covered your track “She’s a Dynamite”, but  “Bad Luck” really seems to deliver a different vibe, what made you decide to change things up?

’’She’s A Dynamite’’ was my first track as a Solo artist. My team and I felt along the way, that its not the vibe of music that I want to aim for long-term. I still like the song very much, and its a cool song on my track record. I want to do Pop- but more mature Pop, like Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 etc.

I love Prince and I could see my musical choices reflecting a lot of how he was doing songs; you never knew what Prince was gonna deliver, Pop, Rock, Soul, or Ballad? I think this is a very cool way of doing music. It was still Prince in every one of his songs, but a lot of different genres.

If there were one thing that you wish listeners and fans would take away from your music, what would that be?

An emotion! Any kind of emotion ’’I love this’’ ’’This Sucks’’ or whatever, haha, music is about emotions. If you don’t get any response at all, then you failed and made something that is not provoking any kind of anything.

2016 is half way through, are there any other projects that we can expect from you this year?

Oh yes. I spent almost 2 months in Los Angeles [now] and just finished 3 new singles that I am very proud that represent the future sound of Alex Alexander. The music goal is to get a six song EP done before the year ends!

Alex, thank you for taking some time out to answer a couple of questions from the glitter squad, please share any last words or comments that you would like to get out to the masses!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk to you guys at Glitter Squad and don’t forget to follow my socials to keep updated with my new projects and music!

Alex Alexander has traveled the world as an Indie artist since the age of 19. The musician, singer, songwriter, and producer released “Bad Luck”, his fourth single in April 2016. Reminescent to Smokey Robinson with a splash of Prince, “Bad Luck is a Pop and R&B track with a 50s flair; the song takes listeners back to the cherished Motown era for a fleeting moment but it’s contemporary energy beckons the millennial generation.

Recognized for his captivating live performances, Alex is praised for his energy and stage presence which have gained him notoriety all over the world. As a cross-over artist, he has received awards for his producing and songwriting projects for some of the biggest names in Asia and Europe. Regarding Alex’s earlier smash hit “She’s A Dynamite”, ScandiPop, Stockholm/London says, “Kelly Clarkson would be proud.”  Guitar Experience UK called Alex Alexander “One of the best young guitarists right now!”

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Destiny Malibu Covers Justin Bieber Love Yourself 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Malibu, California

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One of Shutter 16 Magazine’s 25 Break-Out Artists of 2016 Destiny Malibu has released a cover of Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”. Destiny has got a fresh, youthful presence and an absolutely amazing voice to boot. Watch the music video for “Love Yourself”-Justin Bieber (Destiny Malibu Cover), now streaming on YouTube.

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Destiny Malibu, a singer and songwriter made her first international appearance on Univision at age 5 where she performed a tribute in honor of 9/11 victims. By the age of 12, Destiny had already written 5 different songs that were featured on 23 different radio stations as well as iTunes. Destiny placed first in several music competitions throughout school and by 17 was signed to Mark Burnett’s Burnett Music Group.

Destiny has garnered a catalog of over 125 songs including “Sweet Dreams” which was featured on TLC’s ‘Answered Prayers’ hosted by Roma Downey. The young star has performed at the renowned House of Blues in a line up with groups such as Earth, Wind and Fire. She has also performed at the Viper Room, Canyon Club, Texas Rock Fest, the Gorilla Fest and Florida Music Festival.

In addition to the above achievements and plenty more, “Oblivion”, the 4th release by Destiny Malibu catapulted the singer-songwriter up the charts where she ranked #1 on Reverbnation’s Pop category locally and regionally, #4 Nationally and Globally, and #17 out of all genres.

Destiny Malibu is currently working with several different publishers and leading-industry names. Find more music by Destiny Malibu on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Vevo, Soudcloud and all popular digital music stores.

 

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Summer Love Pops: LA-based Singer Al-x Releases Official Music Video ALWAYS Al-x “Always” Official Music Video Release

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Always_Cover_Alx_smallWe cannot think of a better way to close out the summer than with the fresh release of pop singer Al-x’s latest single “ALWAYS”. The artist has announced the official music video release for the lighthearted love song, now streaming for your listening pleasure on YouTube. If there is one thing that we can all agree on, the world can use a whole lot more love! On “ALWAYS” Al-x delivers delicate guitar-infused rhythms, glittery synths, and of course a beautiful vocal performance. If you enjoy listening to music from artists such as Taylor Swift and Colbie Calliat, you will enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of Al-x.

The music video for “ALWAYS” compiles the fabulous elements of summer into a visually stunning experience. From rolling waves that wash ashore, to sandy beaches, and breathtaking sunsets, Al-x creates the perfect backdrop as she softly croons heartfelt lyrics and strums an infectious tune. “ALWAYS’ is a song that is as carefree and memorable as Al-x’s windswept, red hair as she playfully dances throughout different frames, singing about unbreakable true love.

“ALWAYS” is an uplifting number with feel-good energy. Al-x introduces fun, dance-worthy beats fused with a gentle acoustic feel. Her youthful vocals illuminate the song as she delivers meaningful versus and a catchy chorus. Al-x describes “ALWAYS” as a “fun smile-inducing song about summer love that turns eternal, from the city of eternal summer”.

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Alx_streetBased in LA, AL-x is a singer, songwriter, and musician. Her music is a unique fusion of pop, contemporary pop, and electronica. Al-x delivers a refreshing style with mass-appeal that almost anyone can relate to. Having developed a catalog of over 300 songs, the artist has garnered acclaim for her performances at numbers LA venues including the Knitting Factory, Whisky a Go Go, The Key Club, The House of Blues, and many more. With a growing international fan-base, Al-x has worked with several musicians and producers, including renowned members of icon Madonna’s own music team. No stranger to music, Al-x has released over 3 EPs and continues to expand her reach as an artist. Keep up with Al-x on her Official Website www.alexmusicsite.com. Follow the links below for more music.

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