The IMC Magazine Issue 7/September, 2015 - Page 18

While I was checking my google plus I stumbled across this amazing young singer/songwriter , and I decided to check her out. I was greatly impressed with her music and wrote to her asking if I could have an interview for the IMC MAGAZINE:

"Taylor Centers possesses an amazing vocal range that belies her 18 years.

This South Florida born beauty, who now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, started singing and dancing to Shania Twain and Britney Spears when she was just a toddler.

Her passion for music and her musical influences grew as she did and at just 16, Taylor wrote and recorded her first song "Alibi" under the guidance of producer Marc Loren of the 42nd Street Studios in Fort Lauderdale."

Your passion for music came at a very early age, what made you want to write music and be a singer?

I grew up listening to many artists, but the two that I listened to the most were Shania Twain and Britney Spears. I remember watching them and listening to them and having so much fun dancing to their catchy music. As I grew up I realized I wanted to do that for people. I wanted to give them music and performances that made them forget about what was going on at the moment and just have fun and let loose.

Do you come from a musical background?

My mom played the French horn in highschool, but she's really the only one of my family members that had anything to do with music.

I came to like the art of making music and writing on my own without any family members pushing me to do so.

How supportive are your family and friends? Do they attend shows and help with promoting?

My friends and family are my biggest supporters. My father, Scott Centers, manages me at the moment and does any amazing job at it. He is also an ER doctor, so he works very hard juggling working in the ER and helping me with my career. My mom helps me with apparel. She makes cheerleading attire for different cheer gyms in North Carolina so she has all the equipment to make

shirts, head bands, bracelets," and pretty much anything else I want to make! My sister and friends are also always tweeting and putting my stuff out on Instagram.

When listening to your music, I can here a bit of pop, R&B, dance, country, how would you describe your music?

I started writing and singing when I was young, so in order to figure out who I am in this crazy industry, I had to experiment with different genres. My first songs have more of a pop and R&B feel and I realized after a two years of doing that, that it wasn't where I was meant to be.

I would perform my pop and R&B tracks and it just didn't feel right. I would get very nervous and wouldn't have very much fun. When I write country music and perform it, I'm having the time of my life. I had to write those earlier songs in order to be where I am now. Country music is where I belong in the crazy music world.

What do you write your songs about? What inspires you when writing?

I write songs about anything and everything. I write them based on my own experiences, and some I write based on other people's experiences. I don't just write music for myself, I write music for other people too, so in order for people to relate to my music, I have to write about things I haven't necessarily been through. I have to put myself in other people's shoes and ask "how would I react in this situation?" or "how would I feel if somebody did this to me?"

What music icons do you look up to?

I look up to SO many artists. Shania Twain, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are just a few.

Are you a self taught pianist or did you take piano lessons?

Also do you play any other instruments?

I took piano lessons for about 2 months when I was 15, and then everything else I learned after that was self taught. I'm also actually in the middle of learning guitar off of an online program right now!