Taylored Has The Formula For Electro-Pop Success
Electro-rock quartet Taylored is crashing onto the scene with a new single and an important live performance this month. BFTV snagged some time with the group's lead vocalist, Austin Taylor, and bassist-vocalist Zane Decker as the guys were preparing for Saturday's End Cancer Concert benefit show in New York.
Taylored knows how to put together some catchy music, but what emerges upon talking to Austin and Zane is that they're equally focused on the image that they present. They don't just want to talk about the music, but what it means to them to be musicians. "I think that the important thing is, a lot of people in the music industry and the music world, when they get to a certain level of notoriety, I feel like they don't really care about people," reflected Zane. "We genuinely, actually care. That makes me feel so good. And I want people to know we appreciate everything that's been given to us. We just love what we do."
That same positive attitude extends to how the band members work with each other as well. "We understand that there's going to be problems and fights," said Austin, explaining the dynamic between himself, Zane, drummer Andrei Koribanics and guitarist Tim Holmes. "What we try and do is if we have a problem, we say something. We're not the bottling type. We say it when it is relevant. At the same time, we also just try and have fun. That's the most important part. We almost view each other as brothers and not just bandmates."
The foursome are relatively new to the music scene, with just two singles to their name, "Deep End" and the more recent "Simple," while they prepare to head into the recording studio later this year. However, they already have goals in mind for their future. "I'm aiming to be [at] the top of the charts, and I believe Zane's aiming for the same thing," said Austin, who still remembers "when we used to play and there used to be five people."
"I always kind of thought that no matter what, if I'm able to support myself and my future family, I'm fine," added his bandmate.
They might still be working on breaking through to commercial success, but that hasn't stopped the guys of Taylored from carrying themselves like industry veterans. Asked if they feel like professional musicians yet, Austin told us, "I think it kind of comes in steps. We've had successes where we see that it's finally becoming a reality. We can do this for our lives. We released our first official music video, and then we started opening up for some bigger bands."
"I know me personally, I feel like a professional caliber musician and vocalist, even though I'm not getting paid like one," added Zane. "I consider myself a professional in the sense that I go to the show, I show up on time, I put on the best show I possibly can."
No matter where the band may take them next, Austin and Zane aren't going to lose sight of the places they've been, or the people that they've been there with. "We love giving back to people," said Austin. "We also just want to thank everybody that's enabled us. I always wanted to thank my sister. She always promotes us; she goes out of her comfort zone [to do so]. I also want to thank all of the press people that have helped us."
You get the feeling that when they become successful, he'll be that guy who thanks the caterer, the dry cleaner, and the driver. Or maybe he'll be the guy that won't want any of those at all. With tunes that are guaranteed to get stuck in your head, and obviously having theirs screwed on properly, the guys of Taylored are set to make a splash.
Check out their single "Simple" below.
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