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Time With: Aaron Taylor

British soul musician Aaron Taylor has recently shared his smooth new single, ‘Ebbs & Flows’. The new track looks back on his experiences during lockdown, and is all about feeling at ease with the ordinary moments in life. It's the London-based soul musician’s first release since his debut album ‘Icarus’ dropped in 2020.

Read up on the artist and watch their new visuals below.

Tell us a bit about your story: who are you and what has your journey looked like so far?

I'm a British south-east London born and raised musician. My journey literally Ebbs and Flows [no pun intended]. I've had fortunate success with syncs and streaming but also very intense self-doubt and low self-esteem that has made me want to quit often.

Who inspires you musically and creatively?

Musically I'm inspired by older artists like Stevie Wonder and Prince as well as more current artists like Frank Ocean and Pharrell.

What was the creative process behind your new release?

Most music comes from a simple idea that I tweak for a long time. Ebbs and Flows was actually an idea emailed to me by a couple of producers which I then top-lined to. That's the first time that I haven't been involved since a song's conception.

What's the best advice you've received during your journey?

Start where you are; use what you have; do what you can.

How do you nurture your creativity?

Listen to my inspirations, watch movies and enjoy art that awakens the artist within me.

What do you hope your music will reveal to your listeners?

I hope my music reflects the common human experience and puts what we all feel within into sounds and words.

Are there any upcoming shows or projects we can look forward to?

There's an EP which is being finalised as we speak. There's actually a lot of unreleased music so maybe an album soon too.

Is there any advice you want to give to new artists?

Keep your motives in check. Art shouldn't be about keeping up with competition. Tap into a pure place within and doors will open for you.

Directed by Devon Kuziw. DOP: Tasha Duursma Styling: Millie Cullum


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