Stewart Taylor Chats With TMI About His New Single + Music Video

Hey Stewart!! So excited to be chatting with you!! Now that it is officially fall!! How was your summer?

My Summer was great! I did a lot of shows and got to release my new music video Mess Your Hair Up! 

You just released your new single ” Mess Your Hair Up”! How excited are you that your new single is finally out into the world? 

I’m beyond excited that the single is finally out for the world to hear. I wrote Mess Your Hair Up a little over a year ago and had to wait a long time to release it while I planned, filmed, and edited the music video. 

What’s been your reaction to all the success the new single has been having?!?

It’s honestly been wonderful seeing how the song and video have picked up over the past few months. It’s always a slow burn situation when you’re an indie artist releasing new music, but the song is actually starting to pick up on blogs, magazines, and playlists. I’m very thankful. 

What does this song mean to you?

The song means a lot to me. I was dating a guy in New York for a while and was very in love. I wrote the song about him and I think it’s very joyous and fun. 

Can you tell us how the idea for the music video came about? 

The song and video were inspired by a text I got from my boyfriend after he got a haircut. He looked really cute and I told him I wanted to mess his hair up! The song was written and finished a week later. The video was inspired by old Madonna, Grace Jones, Prince, and Robin Thicke videos, as well as my love for black and white old Hollywood films. 

What inspired you to pursue music? 

Growing up watching Jackson 5 performances and old eighties music videos really inspired me to get up onstage and perform. My older brother also started doing theater when I was really young, so I decided when I was seven years old that I was going to jump onstage with him and audition for his next show. I’ve been onstage ever since. 

How would you describe your musical style?

My musical style is Pop with an R&B twist. When you grow up listening to Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Prince, it definitely gets reflected in your music. 

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Energetic, driven, emotional, hard-working, happy. 

What artists do you look up to right now? 

I’ve always looked up to Madonna, Lady GaGa, and Prince. 

Why do you think social media is so important for artists today?  

Social media is important for artists because of visibility. If you want to be seen in the sea of performers and artists out there, you have to have an online presence. It’s all about connecting with people at the end of the day. 

With a massive following already your supporters must have a name for themselves. Does your fan base have a name?

The following is definitely starting to grow! I love my Stew Crew.

How do you want your relationship to be like with your supporters?  

I think any relationship with supporters has always been positive and supportive. I want to build people up with my music and my message and encourage everyone to be themselves. 

What’s the feeling you get when meeting your supporters? 

Meeting any fan or supporter is always a joy for me. Even when people come to me with some pretty heavy stories where maybe my music inspired them or helped them, I’m always happy to listen to them and encourage them. 

What type of music are you leaning towards for your music career?

It’s always going to be pop but with a little bit of funk!

Any other fun things in the works you can tell us about?

I’m starting work on my next single and will hopefully be planning a music video for that very soon! Mess Your Hair Up is also going to be on TV in Europe later this month! 

What’s an average day for you look like right now?

I go to recording or writing sessions, go to rehearsals, hang with some friends, and play with my cat Hank!  

Any last things you want to tell your supporters?

Keep being yourself and show the world who you are!

Thanks For Taking The Time To Do This Interview 🙂

It was a pleasure! 

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