Hello, my name's Madison Taylor. I hail from a small town in northern New Jersey, but currently spend most of my days in Lynchburg, Virginia where I'm finishing out my senior year at Liberty University. Singing and songwriting have always been my passion and joy.
My musical inspiration draws from a well of different genres/styles. When I was very little, I used to pretend I was my favorite Disney princesses (Ariel, Belle, Aurora, etc.) by memorizing their songs and singing them in front of my family. According to my parents, "Part of Your World" was my consistent go-to!
Family road trips were a frequent part of my childhood which meant there was plenty of time to listen to what my parents regarded as good music. Classic artists like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Leann Rimes, and Celine Dion infiltrated my still-developing creative mind.
I particularly appreciated Johnny Cash's bluntness and deep emotion. The quirky grooves of the 80s also appealed to me. I found the mystic and melancholy nature of Celtic folk music very intriguing and haunting. (I even tried out Irish step dancing, but I found it too exhausting so my mom eventually let me quit).
When I rolled into my teenage years, I started to lean more toward music that didn't fit the mainstream music industry standard. As a teenager who felt somewhat isolated from the rest of her student body, I craved music that reflected my sad and isolated state, but in a fresh, invigorating way. Indie pop and acoustic folk ended up making the cut, so I naturally began to write songs that suited those particular styles.
This year, I have made a big stride in my music career by releasing my first EP with the help of Pipe Dream Studios. Woohoo! Some of the original songs I have included on my album were written over 6 years ago which is crazy to think about. I'd love if you give my EP a listen on Spotify, iTunes or Bandcamp.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and get to know me a little better!
With love, Madison Taylor