Hi Taylor, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thanks VENTS! I’ve been doing great and hope you’re doing well yourself. I’ve been gearing up for my next show at Rockwood Music Hall on Sep. 7th, performing at open mics, supporting my friends at shows. I’ll hit a yoga class or two after work. Mostly music stuff though.
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Leather Shoes”?
Sure thing. I wrote it on my ukulele about a year and half ago. It’s definitely one of my favorites to perform and a song that most people relate to. When I perform live I see the audience’s faces go “oh yea I’ve definitely known a person like that!” and it makes me laugh every time. It’s gotten a pretty good response so far which I’m happy about. And those who don’t like it or find it offensive are usually wearing a suit and some leather shoes, so….
Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?
Definitely. It’s about a guy I met at a bar when I first moved to NY a few years ago. He had the weirdest looking leather shoes on and was acting like he was royalty or something. So I wrote him a nice little song about how much I adored him.
Yes I would love to do a music video in the future. They cost an arm and a leg now a days so saving up for it first. I have so many ideas swimming in my head I just want them out already!
The single comes off your new album The Leather Shoes – what’s the story behind the title and why naming the record after this track?
It’s one of my favorite songs off the EP and one of the most therapeutic songs I’ve written. I have very strong feelings towards conceited, arrogant people so I had a wonderful time crafting this pop song.
How was the recording and writing process?
Soooooooo much free therapy. I took some time off of work to play music and write songs…I had many ideas and needed a few weeks to shape them. Then afterwards I thought I had a nice solid group of songs and thought I should probably record them? So I didn’t sit down and say “ok, time to write an EP.” It all just sort of happened naturally.