It immediately became apparent after listening to Taylor Holyfield's "Wanted You" that she is not only one of the most under-rated artists in the music industry, but that she has what Simon Cowell once called the "X-factor". This discovery did not come from gaging her artist development or socials, but by assessing her pure talent alone. The electropop track has the potential to sound like it could be Halsey or Julia Michaels, and her songwriting has incredibly catchy hooks - not to mention her vocals and rhythms are on-trend with today's hit females artists. Yet she is pursing this all on her own as an independent artist and that is why we are sharing her music with you today. We hope you can add her music your playlist(s) and know that finding good music does not always come from the billboard charts; there is so much talent in this world and here we present an undiscovered gem with her latest release from June 28, 2020 - "Wanted You":
We had the pleasure of interviewing Taylor, and here is what she had to say:
Q&A with Taylor Holyfield
Did any real-life events occur in your life that influenced your release "Wanted You “?
"Wanted You" wasn’t about any particular event. It was inspired by today’s world and how in any relationship we tend to misinterpret communication.
Your voice is so amazing! It has that edgy, sultry sound of many mainstream artists these days. Who have people compared you to musically?
Personally I don’t feel I compare myself to these artists, however people have compared me to other edgy women artists including: Alanis Morissette and a vibe of Amy Winehouse.
How has your music life been since you moved to Austin, Texas in 2018?
Since moving to Austin, Texas I became inspired to write more music. When 2020 came I went to Dallas to start recording my song and then the Covid-19 hit keeping me from booking any live gigs for now.
What was your creative process in how you wrote/recorded "Wanted You"?
I know it might sound a bit weird, but I feel like an acoustic set on my bathroom floor with a cup of coffee makes for the best combination for song writing. Once I get a song and melody down I go to the studio to work with my engineer and we piece the song together.
What is coming up next for you?
I’m currently working on my first EP which I plan on releasing in October.