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MM: How did the track “Alibi” come about and does it reflect something you have experience yourself? TC: “Alibi” is partially a true story. I definitely made it a little more dramatic than the situation actually was. I wrote it about the first guy I ever really liked. He turned out to be a complete jerk, and I realized it very early into the “relationship” if you can even call it that, and put an end to it very quickly. It was the first heart break I had ever gone through, so I wrote a song about it. “Alibi” is an anthem for girls that have been cheated on or done wrong by their significant other. I hope it inspires girls to have respect for themselves and helps them realize that they are worth so much more than somebody who isn’t faithful. The song is saying that anybody who isn’t down for you and only you, isn’t worth your time. TC: My journey into the music world started when I was 16. I had always had a passion for music for as long as I can remember, but I never believed it was something I could actually pursue as a career. When I was 15 I told my parents that I wanted to be a singer, but every kid wants to be a famous singer so they didn’t really think much of it. I had to prove myself in a way. So my parents decided to set up a time where I got to record a cover of Adele’s “Set Fire To The Rain” with a family friend who was a producer and owned a studio out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. My parents didn’t really expect much, nobody did. They thought I was just some amateur kid coming in to mess around in the studio. It turns out I wasn’t, and I was a lot better than they expected me to be, and that’s when my parents realized that I had the potential to be great. Having their support allowed me to really focus on what I loved most, music. I wrote and recorded my first song “Alibi” when I was 16, and that’s when my journey into the music world officially began. MM: Are you self-taught on the piano or did you take lessons? TC: I took piano lessons for a couple months when I was 15, but my teacher went back to college and didn’t have time to teach me anymore, so from then on I taught myself. I’m still not very good, chords are the only thing I’m really good at because I use them to write, but I am trying to get better at actually being able to play full songs. MM: Are you currently in the studio right now making more music? When can we expect to hear a new single? TC: I am currently in the studio working on finishing my EP. I will hopefully have another single out in the next 2 to 3 months and once that drops, my whole EP will be released as well. MM: Are you still attending school and also focusing on an alternative career in case music doesn’t go according to your plans? TC: I am actually finishing up my senior year online, I finish this month. After I graduate high school, I am going to take a break from school and really focus on music for a year or two and then transfer somewhere and major in medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician’s assistant. I will still be working on music while doing that, so it will definitely be hard, but I want to be smart and make sure I have a back-up plan. MM: What’s next for Taylor Centers as far as music and performances? TC: I am planning on releasing my next single and EP within the next 2 to 4 months and I am currently putting together a stage show. I am working with an amazing choreographer and dancers, and I am working on maybe getting a live band behind us. The show is really coming together and I am so excited for what the finished product is going to look like. MM: In closing what would you like to say to fans of your music and to anyone else? TC: To my fans and supporters, I am so excited for you to see the new projects I am working on and most importantly THANK YOU. I have wanted to start this journey for as long as I can remember and at the end of the day, you all make it possible, and for that I am forever grateful. Keep following my twitter account (@taylorcenters35) and my website (taylorcenters.com) for updates on what I am working on. Entrigue Magazine | October 2014 25