INTERVIEW: Female Country Artist Jess Taylor

Hi Jess, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Amazing, thank you so much for taking the time to interview me.

Can you talk to us more about your song “Crooked Roots”?

I wrote the song with Whitney Dahlstrom and Josh Matheny. It’s about a girl who’s new to town and everyone tells her to stay away from this guy and his family because they’re bad news- bad blood. She doesn’t listen and falls for him anyways and he ends up turning her to the dark side.

Did any event inspire you to write this song? 

No, not specifically. I wanted to write a different kind of song, one with a fun story to follow along with.

How was the filming process and experience behind the music video?

It was so much fun! I shot the video with Coppersaw Films, and I’m so happy with the outcome. I had my good friend Evan Shae as the leading man and my best friend Marie Mellen, the most amazing hair and makeup artist ever, did my hair and makeup for the shoot. It was a beautiful day and a perfect location.

How was the recording and writing process? 

We actually wrote the song pretty fast, we were all coming up with ideas that just worked together perfectly and came together to create “Crooked Roots.” Recording was super smooth and we got it done in a few sessions!

How has the 90s influenced your music? 

Honestly, I’m a big fan of 90s country. The songs really told stories and had a fun sound. I definitely want to display that in my writing.

What role does Nashville play in your writing? 

Well, when I moved here I only listened to country music but as I started getting more comfortable in the Nashville scene, I realized that it’s not all country music. There are some really awesome sub genres that I never thought to listen to. It has inspired me to change my sound to a more indie alternative country.

How´s your new album coming along? 

I’m currently in the process of writing for it. I’m so excited to showcase my new sound and style!

Any tentative release date or title in mind? 

Summer of 2018 is all that I can give for now. J As we get closer and I start recording I’ll have a more solid release date.  We will definitely keep you posted.

Any plans to hit the road? 

As of right now we’re planning on putting together a mini tour throughout Florida, but also hoping we can expand to the other states, maybe even outside of the US.

What else is happening next in Jess Taylor’s world? 

Well right now I’m focused on releasing new music and getting myself out there. You can check out where I’m playing and get updates on my website here

Fans can download the single here and on all major digital streaming platforms.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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