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INTERVIEW: Soulful Rocker Bee Taylor

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

Hello loves! Thanks for having me today; I just finished soldering a pickguard for a new guitar I’m building, so it’s been a pretty successful day.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Who He’s Going Home With”?

Sure, what would you like to know?

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Absolutely; A friend of mine was visiting his family in Chile and upon his return he brought back a beautifully carved Charango and a bottle of Chile’s finest vino. He let me barrow the tiny stringed instrument and told me to beware the bottle, as it possessed many things inside. Thinking he was joking, I disregarded his words and had a glass that night. The next day I was to perform at a venue in town, everything went so well…too well. After it was over I happened to see a girl from another band getting too close to my man. The whites of my eyes turned red as the wine. I’ll save the rest of what happened that night for later, but I got home and finished off the bottle. I stayed up until wee hours of the morning and wrote three completed songs including “Who He’s Going Home With”.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! Nathan Paul Isaac of Pure Grain Studios filmed the entire recording session and we’ll be releasing the behind the scenes of that soon.

How was the recording and writing process?

We recorded this track on the second floor of an old 1930’s furniture store. The level below us was a brewery, the level above was a film studio not yet finished. If we needed a break while recording, we would go up there a sit on a worn out yellow couch and discuss the frequencies of our brains. It was an incredible time.

What role does Nashville play in your music?

Nashville is home base. It’s where I can rest my mind and crawl into creative spaces after a stretch of touring. I can breathe the air that feeds my soul. It’s where things make sense in the quiet. 

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

I’m actually doing things a bit unconventionally. I’ve just started producing my own songs this year, and want to get them out to the public as soon as I finish them. No waiting for an entire album, no boring pre-sale anticipation; I want my people to have gratification. So once they’ve been recorded, mixed, and mastered, they’ll be available immediately.

What aspect of love and other themes will you get to explore on this record?

Love is such an interesting thing isn’t it? It’s the oldest surviving emotion and yet we still can’t figure it out. I never go into writing a song thinking “Ok, today I’m writing a love song, or a story song, or a murder ballad.” I only try to write about the things people are too afraid to say themselves in hopes that it will help them in their everyday lives. Even if that means exposing my most inner dealings. If it brings peace or is an outlet to someone, it’s worth it all to me.

Any plans to hit the road?

The band and I hit the road every weekend, touring almost full time now. We don’t have any plans of slowing down.

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

I want to make history, and whatever path leads me to that is where and what I will be doing. I can’t follow anyone else’s rules or agendas because no one has laid the way for me. I must create the way I will lead. I will see you all very soon, in the stadiums and arenas of your city.

Listen to the single HERE.

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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