Hi Evan, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Hi there, I have been well. It feels good to be busy.
From all the songs out there, why did you choose to cover John Legend’s “Love Me Now'”?
John Legend’s “Love Me Now” (for me) simply got the message across without beating around any bushes. Alongside that factor is the fact the John’s and my voices are really similar. The song as a whole for me was easy to replicate but still feel original.
How was the film experience?
The film experience was great. Logan Senechek is a genius. It also helps that him and I live together. We can go back and forth for hours, face to face and it’s healthy. Our communication was great and I think that is shown by this video.
How was the recording and writing process?
I recorded everything in my garage; that is where I’ve been recording and writing my records since I returned from my Fall tour. It’s quant and pushes me to really listen and pay attention to HOW I am recording; position of the mics, my grip on the guitar, what size picks to use, reflections (reverb) etc. And yes, I still use Garageband because it works well enough for me. I am limited in that space in a lot of ways, yet so free.
What aspect of tragedy did you get to explore on this particular record?
I wanted to expose the hot young artist that lives life on the road and is with a new girl in every city; that he doesn’t know who’s going to kiss so and so (that he just met in Atlanta) when he leaves and goes to the next city so he’s going to love her now, like it’s all he has.
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, I will be hitting the road March 17th with my 5 piece band for a month long spring tour in promotion of my EP ‘The Sunray Sessions’ Live – Deluxe. We’ll go as far north as Knoxville TN, and as far west as Denver, CO. Looking forward to soul-rockin’ the USA again.
What else is happening next in Evan Taylor Jones’ world?
Writing a lot more music of all kinds. I am really working to get this new batch of unreleased songs placed for TV and to also begin writing/producing records for other artist, of course making passive income from both. From there I can work even more efficiently and effectively, continuing to grow my fan base while still keeping my independence industry-wise. I also plan to finish Ari Herstand’s book ‘How To Make It In The New Music Business’. I’m only on page 47 and it has already become my bible.