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. As a young girl, 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 was also raised to appreciate the beautiful, melancholy melodies of the Celtic folk genre. I even did Irish step dancing lessons for a brief time, but it was very exhausting (I've never been a fan of exercise haha) so eventually my mom let me and my sisters 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 very different from her colleagues, I wanted to find music that reflected my sad and isolated state, but in a fresh and new, 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'm finally recording my first EP: "Evergreen", with the help of Pipe Dream Studios. Woohoo! The 6 original songs that will be on the album were composed back when I was still in high school. So, that means over 6 years ago now... wow!
The album will have a general theme of heartache and longing except for one of the songs which is more cheerful and optimistic (cause we all need a little hope, right)? Coming soon!
I hope you'll be an active supporter and friend to me by sharing in my exciting musical journey. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and get to know me a little better. :)
With love, Madison Taylor