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Interview: Taylor Lamborn
Hello Taylor! Thank you so much for being here today!
What have you all been working on lately?
This year has been wrapped up in a whole lot of fun. I’m working on releasing the live and acoustic singles off of my House Concert project, and heading into the studio to record with my band this week. I’ll be having new releases every month this year, and am eager to share my continued growth with everyone.
What about your music would you say is rebellious or unconventional?
I try to write in whatever way feels natural and really love the live performing aspect of being an artist. The project I’m putting out now embraces that, I don’t strive for perfection as much as I strive for authenticity. I’d like to say that’s not entirely unique, but I’m not putting out any songs that would take off on the Top 100 in this chapter of my career, and I’m ok with that.
What is your favorite part of your creative process?
Those small intimate rooms where there’s just a bit of magic and I can have a real connection with the audience. A very nuanced evolution happens when I play my songs live and overtime, they grow to maturity in those spaces.
If you could do a duet with anyone, who would it be?
My dog. It’d be pretty impressive to teach him to sing and then I could always be practicing harmonies. I think that’s super unlikely though. So today we’ll have to go with either Carole King or Bonnie Raitt. They are both living legends, trail blazers, and forces to be reckoned with. I think the briefest moment in either of their presences would be so entirely humbling.
What do you feel sets your music apart from other artists?
I honestly don’t think a good answer to this question exists haha. As much as some of us fight it, all music is derivative and influenced by all of the songs and sounds we’ve heard throughout our lives. My music is unique only in that I’ve had a different life and been surrounded by different songs than the artist you’ll interview tomorrow or you interviewed yesterday. If that creates a deeper connection with a certain listener because they can relate to what I’m saying then I’ll celebrate that connection. That’s for each listener to determine. I’m sure just as deeply as someone is drawn to my sound and lyrics, there’s another listener who is put off by my music. Maybe that answers your question, or maybe I’m just giving you more to think on now haha.
What song do you have on repeat lately?
You know what’s annoying? I actually am not an avid music listener in the way you’d expect. Fear of accidentally plagiarizing or stealing songs has kind of plagued my existence, but I’m slowly getting over that. Teaching and learning theory more deeply was a great means of conquering it. Now I’ll run to Beyonce, or clean listening to Hall and Oates, or cook with jazz standards pumping. More often than not when I’m in a writing mode, I’ll disconnect again and you’ll find me in silence or listening to podcasts like “My Favorite Murder”.
How do you recharge?
A nice hike in the woods with my dog, or playing pick-up ultimate frisbee in the park. Being active plays a huge role in resetting my sanity.
Any upcoming projects you want to point people towards?
The recordings that I mentioned previously will be released monthly. Updates are regularly posted on my Instagram and website.
Please let readers know where to find you!
@TayMadLamb on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok
TaylorLamborn.com for all the goods