Our good friend Taylor Carson has a new record out called With Innocence. We got to chat with him earlier this week about the record and his chance to perform in front of President Clinton! Check out the interview below and see him live as he continues on with his CD Release Tour, making a stop at IOTA this Saturday night with Mia Dyson. Don’t miss it!
What was the inspiration for your new record With Innocence?
With Innocence is about getting back to the time in our lives when we were fearless, when our parents were superheroes and the world was simple. As we get older it’s so easy to get wrapped up in things that don’t really matter in the long run. I’ve been working hard on focusing on the word innocence, and it had really made a huge impact on my world.
From songwriting to recording, what was the creative process like for this record? Was the experience any different from the previous records?
We have a team called, “All Hands On Deck” – our supporters buy into that a receive a fully produce single and a lot of other perks every month. Nearly a year into this I realized that we had a pretty great record and that we should share it with everyone else. The beauty behind this record was that every month I got to share what I was working on immediately, so I didn’t have to sit on a batch of songs and wait around for a reaction, I had immediate gratification…
Why the title With Innocence?
It’s my new take on living. Getting back to enjoying life like I did as a kid – being present and enjoying every moment, whether good or bad.
What do you look forward to most when starting your With Innocence CD Release tour?
Having people hear a happy record from Taylor Carson…and playing for President Bill Clinton!
You’re playing an event for the The Clinton Foundation Memorial Network. Big deal! How did this come about?
The Clinton Foundation Memorial Network put on events all around the country bringing attention to their mission – they involve a lot of bigger names. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton are speaking and the event is hosted by Josh Gadd and headlined by Carly Rae Jepsen. They like to involve a local artist from each city that they go to, I got a call and was the chosen one! hah
Thanks for talking to us at Pick-Up! Any last shout outs?
Nothing but love to Mark Williams for doing an amazing job producing this record. I am really proud of his work and the friendship we have made.