Nashville has always been known as the country music capital of the world. Not only is Nashville a hub for some of the most prominent country music artist, but really for all genres in general; ranging from rock & roll, to R&B, to hip-hop.
Taylor Noelle is a 20 year old Los Angeles, California born singer/songwriter who found her passion and inspiration for music through the city of Nashville. Having moved from LA to Nashville her senior year of high school, she embraced the city so much that she ended up staying to attend college at Belmont University, where she would then focus her concentration on music business.
Once Taylor started making a number of connections with some of the local artists in the area, she started to sharpen her style and sound. During her short tenure living in the city, she’s performed at venues such as The Listening Room, 3rd & Lindsley, The Country, Café Coco and at the legendary Bluebird Cafe.
More recently, Taylor just released her first four-track EP titledOut Of My System. The young singer/songwriter explains, “The EP’s title reflects how it even came about — I had all these songs that meant a whole lot to me that I just needed to get ‘out of my system’ and into the world.”
As the EP starts off with a fiery upbeat single about a breakup, Taylor exudes confidence, personality, and sets the tone for what to expect throughout the rest of the EP. A short but very well crafted collection of songs that helps us get to know Taylor that much more.
What is the biggest influence in creating your music?
“My life and my experiences and my emotions guide my writing. I use my music to process things that I go through, both positive and negative. I think that expressing honest feelings through art creates something that people can relate to. Musically, I’m very influenced by Fleetwood Mac, Adele, Sara Bareilles, Tori Kelly, Haim, and Alabama Shakes.”
What do you want your listeners to learn most about you?
“I hope that my listeners can get to know me through my music. I hope that in sharing my feelings and experiences, I can connect with other people who have been through similar experiences.”
What is your favorite track off of your Out Of My System EP?
“I can’t pick just one; that would be like asking me to pick my favorite child! I honestly think they each are very special and unique in their own ways. There’s a range of emotions and experiences represented on the EP, so I think that there’s something different there for a good number of moods. I hope people can dance and cry and laugh and sit and think about life to this EP.”
How has the city of Nashville influenced your creativity as well as your music?
“Nashville is an unbelievably collaborative and supportive city. Before living here, I never co-wrote or even played music along with anyone else. So getting to do those things here made me grow so much as a musician. This EP would not exist if I didn’t move to Nashville. I got to write and record the songs with some of my best friends.”
What is your advice for someone who is just as new in the music industry?
“To quote Frank Ocean’s new record: “Don’t try to be like someone else, don’t try to act like someone else. Be yourself. Be secure with yourself. Rely and trust upon your own decisions, on your own beliefs.” I think that honesty and authenticity are so incredibly important.”
Taylor Noelle – Too Good
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