Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Interview with Angel Taylor (Formerly of Trin-i-tee 5:7)

Angel Taylor formerly of the Award-winning Gospel group Trin-i-tee 5:7 who brought us hits such as “God’s Grace”, “Listen”, “My Body” and “Over & Over”, is back as a solo artist with a new single entitled, “Everything”...

Terrance - Tell me what was it like being in Trin-i-tee 5:7 and what does the future hold for the group?

Angel Taylor - Being a part of T57 from inception was truly a blessing. As a group we were able to experience and accomplish all that we could. We had a great run as one of gospel's dominant female groups. "God's Grace" gave us a major step towards bridging the gap often found between gospel and mainstream music. Creating music is still important to me and it was all in God's timing that I am now here able to venture out as a solo artist. I feel I still have work to do. This is my gift and calling.

Terrance - And as a solo artist what has that transition been like?

Angel Taylor - This transition has been very freeing. I had to learn myself as a solo artist, it's so different than being in a group. Which took a few years honestly. I love having full creative control and learning a lot about the business as well.

Terrance - Sonically is there a contrast for you as a solo artist as opposed to Trin-i-tee 5:7?

Angel Taylor - There is in minor details. I love various genres of music so you will hear that throughout the album.

Terrance - What was the inspiration behind your latest single, “Everything”?  

Angel Taylor - The song was written by Verto Drayton a friend of mine. After hearing the song one time I instantly fell in love with song. The lyrics really speak to what I was feeling in my heart and captured the essence of my journey.

Terrance - You mentioned your forthcoming album, can you share with us the details and what we can expect?  

Angel Taylor - I really feel like this is God's album. He orchestrated all of the elements at every turn. The songs, whether written by myself or others, really tell my story. You can expect to hear a little bit of R&B/Urban driven songs as well as some more acoustic sounds.

Terrance - What has the recording process been like?

Angel Taylor - The recording process has been awesome! I've thoroughly enjoyed creating & collaborating with some awesome writers & producers. Being able to put my heart on record with no compromises has been an amazing experience.

Terrance - At the moment, who are some artists you’re listening to?

Angel Taylor - That's the thing!  I do really like BJ the Chicago Kid. Mali Music is also a favorite of mine! R&B is my favorite genre because I grew up on Aretha Franklin and Otis Redding and the like.

Terrance - How fundamental do you consider social media to your career and Gospel in general?

Angel Taylor - I have learned that being engaged with your friends and supporters is important. It gives them a sense of unfiltered access to you and the things you create.

Terrance - What are your thoughts on Reality TV and if the opportunity presented itself would you be open to it?

Angel Taylor - I've watched a few shows here and there. I feel that it's important to maintain your character and integrity no matter if you are telling your story or if someone else is telling it for you. If the opportunity presented itself, I would pray about whether or not this is something that is needed for my life at the time and could be done within what I hold as integral. You have to be careful because these shows have a tendency to typecast you and you want to make sure that you are being presented in the best light that reflects who you are at the core.  

Terrance - What’s one hidden attribute about yourself or talent people may not know?

Angel Taylor - Throughout this journey, and still today, health and wellness have become very important to me. I've researched a lot about fitness and eat healthfully. It's important that we take care of our bodies. God says that it is important in His word, so I strive to do the best for me and I like to share those findings with my friends and family.

Terrance - What else can we expect from you this year?

Angel Taylor - My full album will be out later this year. I look forward to touring and being able to share my story.

Terrance - Where can the readers reach you in social media?

Angel Taylor - You can find me @LoveAngelTaylor on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter.

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