Exclusive Premiere: Taylor Grey // Back to Bite
we want to introduce you to Taylor Grey, the rising pop artist behind what's soon to be your new favorite power anthem. we're so stoked to bring you a first listen of Back to Bite. we caught up with Taylor about the catchy track + her emerging music career. We can't wait to hear what's to come from her. If you're in LA, be sure to catch her show at the hotel café.
// listen here:
Asymmetric Magazine: Congrats on your recent release! Tell us about Back to Bite.
Taylor Grey: Thank you so much! When I wrote Back to Bite, I was feeling sassy and salty AF. I drew inspiration from the #timesup movement because karma doesn’t stay dormant forever; we’re taking our voices back and coming back stronger than ever. For me, the song spans a range of being an empowering anthem to a song shit-talking a cheating ex; it’s whatever the listener wants it to be!
karma doesn’t stay dormant forever. we’re taking our voices back and coming back stronger than ever.
AM: How does it compare to your previous work, including your debut album Space Case?
TG: I think as an artist that’s constantly evolving, I’m always going to look back and kind of cringe at my past songs. So, who knows what I’ll say in a year, but right now I think this is the best song I’ve written.
AM: How would you describe your sound now?
TG: More me, less filtered, more vulnerable, less fucks
AM: What themes do you typically pursue through your music?
TG: Mental health (or lack thereof), empowerment, and relationships.
AM: What other musicians are currently inspiring you?
TG: King Princess, EXES, Alanis Morisette, The All-American Rejects, N.W.A., CHVRCHES
AM: What role does Los Angeles play in your work?
TG: It’s kind of everything. This was where I moved finally away from home, because I grew up really close to Stanford (where I go to school). So the trope of being alone in a big city was very much my experience. I met a lot of people who were super cool and a lot of people who sucked, and yeah, my songs flowed from there.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self/music?
TG: Alone in my room. It really doesn’t matter where I live, it could be my room in LA or my dorm room. And for some reason, I have to be sitting on the floor.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you next?
TG: An EP that’s really close to my heart.