Our 'ON THE SPOT ' interview series highlights individuals throughout the creative community for their contributions to art and culture. Putting these artists "on the spot" we created a space where creatives and innovators tap into the conversation to uplift and continue to inspire the creative community. Next up is...Taylor Gasy.
Multilingual artist Taylor Gasy delivers an honest and tranquil album "Personal Dream". Born and bred on traditional Southeast African Malagasy music, Taylor Gasy is a rising artist from France. Appreciated for her unique sound that blends Synth-Pop, R&B, and Afrobeats with lyrics in French, English, and Malagasy. Inspired by the legendary voices of Brandy, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé, Gasy is making music that blends R&B, soul, and kizomba, setting her apart on the music France scene. Her latest album, "Personal Dream," is an invitation to her world.
If you had to title this chapter in your life, what would it be?
If I had to title this chapter in my life, I would call it "Personal Dream," which is also the title of my latest album. It’s about chasing my dreams and creating the kind of music that I love. It's been an incredible journey so far, and I'm excited to see where it takes me failure or success let’s see.
What was the inspiration for your new project?
The inspiration for my new album, "Personal Dream," came from a combination of my own experiences and the dreams of those around me. I wanted to capture the essence of these stories and turn them into beautiful and emotional tales that would captivate and move the listener. Each song on the album reflects a different aspect of life and emotions that I and others have gone through. I poured my heart and soul into each one to make them personal and honest. The result is a dreamy album that I'm incredibly proud of.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The best piece of advice I've been given is to never give up, no matter what. I think that's really important, especially in the music industry where there are a lot of ups and downs moments.
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What's a phrase or saying you use almost every day?
I often say "everything happens for a reason" - it helps me stay positive and keep moving forward, I know it sounds too easy but I also work to make things happen so whenever I have results I also know the reason.
In your opinion, whom do you consider to be a visionary?
In my opinion, Brandy is a visionary. Her incredible vocal technique as a singer is a real model to me, and she still has a significant impact on the music industry. She's always pushing herself to be better and to explore new sounds, and she's not afraid to take risks with her music. As an artist, I am inspired by her creativity and drive, and I hope to follow in her footsteps in my own career.
What do you think is worth waiting for?
I think anything that's truly worth having is worth waiting for. Patience is definitely a virtue, and sometimes the best things in life take time.
Name your secret obsession and why?
As for my secret obsession, I would have to say it's to drink tea - I just can't get enough of it! There's something so calming about a good cup of tea that I find myself looking for it whenever I need a moment of relaxation, especially after a long and stressful day. It's my little ritual that allows me to take a moment for myself. I also start my music session with my cup of tea.
Who has influenced your life the most?
There have been a lot of people who have influenced my life in different ways, but I would say my family has had the biggest impact on me. They've always been supportive of me, and they encouraged me to follow my dreams, even when it is not easy.
Artists are impactive in so many ways, how do you want to impact the world through your artistry?
As an artist, I want to use my voice and my creativity to spread positivity and inspire others to chase their dreams. I hope that my music can make a difference in people's lives and bring them joy and comfort and also help others to find good words whenever they have something to say.
What's something new you've learned or discovered about yourself in the past 3 years?
In the past 3 years, I have learned that I can do more than I ever imagined. I have taken risks and stepped out of my comfort zone, which has paid off in amazing ways. I have also learned to trust my instincts and believe in myself.
What are you manifesting in 2023?
I want to keep growing as a singer, and in 2023, I'm determined to continue chasing success and fulfillment in my career. I hope to create music that truly resonates with people, touches their hearts and souls, and makes a positive impact on the world around us.
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Stylist Mostwantedcorp @Mostwantedcorp
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