Christina Taylor has taken her raw undeniable talents and poured them into a new soulful track that serves as a total heartbreak anthem. The singer-songwriter has quickly made her mark in the industry, turning heads over and over again with smash hit after hit.
And while fans have come to know and love her previously released songs such as “Settin’ Myself on Fire,” “That Girl” and “Loser,” Taylor continuously proves just how much of an “artist to watch” she really is.
2021 brings five new tracks for Taylor. In an exclusive interview with Celeb Secrets Country, the singer-songwriter gave telling details on the wide spectrum of masterful music she has set to be released.
“All of the new music I plan to release this year is a step up for me,” said Taylor. “It all shows a more mature side of me while also keeping things fun. I have a really cool summer song coming out here soon, and then I also have a slower, more sentimental release coming later in the year. I tried to cover the spectrum of emotions with my songs this year so that everyone would have something to relate to!”
Taylor’s ability to pen emotions into music is a skill of the highest caliber. Her first slated single for 2021, “I Got That From You,” takes all the feelings of heartbreak and places the emotion into a piece of art. Written alongside Kelley Lovelace and Lynn Hutton, Taylor has produced what can only be described as a masterpiece song.
Having now released the music video to accompany this track, the addicting project in full has swept fans by storm. Like a fond memory wrapped up in perfectly packaged new music, Taylor shares that having her family highlighted in her music video has not only touched her heart, but fans alike.
“My favorite part was that I got to include old family photos and videos of my childhood and my parents,” said Taylor of the music video. “It makes me emotional every time I watch it, and I’ve had a lot of people comment that it makes them feel nostalgic as well.”
Check out the full Q+A with Christina Taylor below. Not only does Taylor share some behind-the-scenes details on the music video for “I Got That From You,” she also gives us a deep dive glimpse into who she is as a fast blooming artist.
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Celeb Secrets Country: Congratulations on your new single “I Got That From You.” This song is so powerful and a total heart break anthem. Were there any real life experiences that inspired this song?
Christina Taylor: “Thank you so much! There we’re definitely real life experiences that gave my co-writers and I inspiration for the song. There was not one specific memory that drove our writing of the song, but I think just our experience with heartbreak in general is really what we had to reminisce on in order to do this song justice.”
CSC: You worked with Kelley Lovelace and Lynn Hutton on writing this song. What was it like collaborating with them to bring this song to life?
CT: “I feel so lucky I was in the room with Lynn and Kelley the day we wrote this song! Every time I get the opportunity to write with them, I always end up leaving with an amazing song. They are true professionals and masters of their craft.”
CSC: We have heard that this single is the first of five new singles to be released in 2021! What can you tell us about your other new music?
CT: “All of the new music I plan to release this year is a step up for me. It all shows a more mature side of me while also keeping things fun. I have a really cool summer song coming out here soon, and then I also have a slower, more sentimental release coming later in the year. I tried to cover the spectrum of emotions with my songs this year so that everyone would have something to relate to!”
CSC: In the song “I Got That From You” you talk about “getting” aspects of yourself from the ones you love. Have your loved ones inspired your love for music as well?
CT: “I don’t have a big musical background in my family, but my loved ones inspire my love for music by being my biggest fans and by always supporting my music and everything I do!”
CSC: Your sound has lots of soulful elements! What/who do you credit to your unique sound?
CT: “Growing up, my parents let me listen to all kinds of music. Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, and so many others who inspired my big soulful voice from a young age. I like to combine those influences with my country ones to create my own sound.”
CSC: Which music artists inspire you the most?
CT: “My two favorite artists are Eric Church and P!nk. They are so raw and real, and I strive to be like that in my music and career every day!”
CSC: Did any of those artists inspire elements of this song?
CT: “They inspire me every time I walk into a writing appointment, and it was no different for this one! I like to think my ability to be open and honest in my writing is inspired by them.”
CSC: What was your favorite part about creating the music video?
CT: “My favorite part was that I got to include old family photos and videos of my childhood and my parents. It makes me emotional every time I watch it, and I’ve had a lot of people comment that it makes them feel nostalgic as well.”
CSC: Since we’re Celeb Secrets, can you share any behind the scenes secrets from making this music video that we wouldn’t know when watching?
CT: “The shot of tequila I took in the music video was a real shot of tequila!! We wanted to get my real reaction to the shot instead of just replacing it with water. That was my one and only shot all night though!”