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Monday, 7 July 2014

INTERVIEW - Taylor Henderson..!

With his album out today, we chat to the cheeky yet very handsome Taylor Henderson on his new album Burnt Letters...

It's been a long time coming, however we finally get to hear Taylor Henderson's full own album since appearing on X-Factor last year. We took the opportunity to chat to the singer about the release of the long awaited LP, the meaning behind the title, heading out on tour, being loyal and wanting to meet the guy who makes KFC burgers. It's the SnapCacklePop interview with Taylor Henderson..!

Let's get straight to the point. How pumped must you be about your new album?
I can’t believe it’s finally here! After working and writing it for 8 months, it’s a pretty proud moment to have it sitting right in front of me! Almost scary to think that the last 8 months of work only goes for about 50 minutes on this album haha

What's the meaning behind the title?
The title of the album is in fact the title track, which represents how brittle and vulnerable someone can be even in their most powerful state. This album wants to be protected by the listener because it has this whole burnt and rustic feel where it’s slowly breaking away. It’s up to the listener to save it and share it.

And the album cover? Very handsome btw
Why thank you [Laughs] It was a fun shoot being creative with burning the photo and singeing the edges! We really experimented with creating a worn out and ‘used’ feel to this album!

When we last spoke you noted some tracks being  "Ed Sheeran meets Matt Corby" is that what we should expect from the album overall?
There is definitely a mix between that but overall it is a sound that I have been wanting to show and create for a long time.

Do you like the new Ed Sheeran album?
I haven’t had a chance to have a listen to it but from what I’ve heard it is amazing. That man is a genius.

How many songs did you record that didn't make it on the album?
Probably another 15 songs

What are your fav tracks on the album?
Already Gone the new single, Host Of Angels and Taking Back.

What were the highs & lows of making the album?
Highs – just putting down the sounds which I have had in the back of my head and also working with some amazing people that I have always wanted to work with.

Lows – the pressure and the demand of new music so soon however It worked in my advantage as I’m so proud of this album

So will you be heading on tour soon to promote?
Very soon!

What can we expect from a Taylor Henderson gig?
Expect the unexpected. We put alot of thought into our shows!

Can we get front row tickets please?
Definitely!

So you ready for your big 5 questions?
 Totally

If you were an animal what would you be & why?
A dog because i’m loyal

If you had to choose between singing and playing guitar which would you choose?
A guitar... no wait singing.. no wait a guitar! That’s the hardest question i think ive ever been asked.

If you were abandoned on a desert island what 3 things would you take with you?
Guitar, the guy who makes KFC burgers, a pair of pants

If you were King for the day what would you do?            
I’d probably wear a crown!

Who would you turn gay for?
Brad Pitt

Thank you Taylor we wish you all the luck with this new album and we'll see you on tour soon.
Thanks Snap Cackle POP..!

Burnt Letters is available on iTunes now..!

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