Give us a little bio of yourself.
“Little” would be: I’m an up-and-coming Canadian pop/rnb singer/songwriter. I’ve recently made the semi-finals of the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest with “Pop Army” (the 2nd upcoming single from my debut EP) in the Pop category, and I’m a nominee of the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards with my new single “So You” in the Pop category.
What made you go into music?
I literally begged my mom when I was 4 to put me into violin. And that’s where it all started.
What instruments do you play?
I’ve recently picked up piano.
Who are your influences?
So many people! I really look up to pop pioneers such as ABBA, Michael Jackson, and Madonna. But I’m also hugely influenced by Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry… Every artist out there is an influence in one-way or another. I grasp a little from everyone; there’s something to be learned from all artists.
When will your new material be out?
My new single “So You” will be released in the UK on October 30th. My self-titled debut EP will be released digitally worldwide on October 9th. It will though be officially out in the UK early 2016.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Everything inspires me. This conversation for instance could inspire me to write a song.
If you could collaborate with one artist or band, who would it be?
Hands down Max Martin. He’s not an artist, he’s a songwriter/producer but he’s the top person I’ve been dreaming of collaborating with.
If you could collaborate with one UK artist or band, who would it be?
Ed Sheeran. He’s brilliant!
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in the UK?
I would love to perform at The Greatest Escape.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in the USA?
SXSW would be a pretty awesome one and Coachella.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Live in the now!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Just be you!
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Everything happens for a reason!
What would be your dream award ceremony to go to?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My lyrics would be a good thing not to forget (laughs).
Always have pictures and a Sharpie so that I can give away signed autographs.
My mic. I always prefer using my own.
Warm up before.
Drink lots of water.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Official Website http://www.njtaylor.com
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