Sound Off: Taylor Grey
Oct 5, 2018
Meet Taylor Grey! Just a year after the release of her debut album “Space Case,” She is back and ready to show fans what’s in store for the songwriter/singer. With two Independent Music Awards (Best Pop Album for “Space Case” and Best Pop Song for “Miami”) under her belt, she recently announced, “It’s time for a change.”
We can’t stop listening to her single “Back to Bite”! We were so excited to finally get a chance to sit down and get to know her better!
What was your inspiration for your new single “Back to Bite”?
I wanted to write a song that people could relate to from a wide spectrum of perspectives, all the way from the perspective of being cheated on to that of sexual assault. I wrote the song to take my voice back and hopefully inspire and help others do the same, while at the same time being a fun/feisty anthem.
What gives you the motivation to be an artist, and a student at Stanford University studying neuroscience?
High-school Taylor would absolutely kill me if I dropped out of school. I definitely want to make all those years of hard work and being such a hard-core library nerd worth it. And music is just what I want to do for the rest of my life.
Can you tell us about the new music/direction you are revealing?
It’s just very honest and vulnerable. So it’s more like I’ve just finally found my groove and the kind of artist I want to be than me choosing a new direction. It took many years and a lot of self-discovery to get here though, and I honestly could do a 180 next year. My goal is just to stay authentic to myself always.
What city was your favorite to perform in? Why?
San Francisco. I’m a Bay Area native so those shows are my hometown shows. And Bay Area people rally for their own. It’s really always a magical experience.
I’ve never done karaoke once. I’m not sure what that says about me, but it’s probably not good.
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Good Will Hunting
Serial Killer documentaries, I have a weird obsession with them.
Dream concert ticket (any band, any decade)?
Three people—dead or alive, real or fictional—that you’d like to invite to dinner?
I would invite The first human, Michelle Obama and Gordon Ramsay.
Do you have a party trick?
Lol no, it’s a miracle if I even show up to a party.
Tell us a secret?
I talk to myself from an outside perspective when I get nervous or I am about to go into a new situation (i.e. class, show, etc.) and I tell myself that I am confident, strong and capable because I often don’t believe those things.
What does popular mean to you?
Being the colloquial definition of popular used to mean so much to me growing up. I was never the coolest girl in school or the girl all the boys liked and I had always hoped that one day I would achieve that. I actually have a song called Heathers coming out on my upcoming E.P. that talks about how I can’t make myself that person, because that’s just not who I am. And I don’t want or need to be that anymore. It honestly doesn’t even sound that fun.
Can you tell us about any shows or projects you have coming up?
My E.P. is coming out later this fall!