5 Fast Facts about singer-songwriter Taylor McIntosh
At 19, Taylor McIntosh is quickly establishing himself as a singer/songwriter to watch. Some of his notable releases include the original songs “Money On Your Deathbed” featuring Bon Jovi legend Richie Sambora, “Sorry Comes Too Easy,” and “Clair in The Moonlight.” His latest single “Tattooed On My Brain” is available now on Spotify.
Outside of music, he is also an accomplished dancer. His breakdancing crew, Break Ninjaz, won USA Battle of the Year and went on to place 5th against teams from around the world in Battle of The Year, marking the highest finish for a U.S. team in nearly a decade. They also appeared on NBC’s World of Dance.
Here’s 5 fast facts about Taylor!
Photographer: Araya Doheny Photography, Grooming: Allison Noelle
Competing on World of Dance was a great experience for him.
Getting to perform and compete on World of Dance was very memorable for me. There was a lot of hard work leading up to being on the show that felt almost grueling. My crew and I put in a lot of time and effort which in the process brought us closer together. I had a blast just being able to hang out with everyone in the hotel rooms, it’s the little things like that I seem to remember the most. Meeting all the other competitors and getting to dance with them was really fun and helped make the experience worth it. Plus, seeing J-Lo, Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo was awesome!
His latest single Tattooed on My Brain is highly relatable.
My new song is about when you break up with someone and even though they hurt you, you still find yourself thinking about them, almost like they are a tattoo on your brain. It’s a lot different than anything I have released thus far, it’s got a mix of pop elements and a Rock and Roll feel. I really tried to convey emotions as well as a story for the listener, but the real secret is that about halfway through the song there is a mind-gripping breakdown.
He feels “playing it safe” is a negative pressure for teens/ young adults.
I think being told to prioritize going to college in order to get a “safe/ secure job,” rather than following their passions or what they want to do. If you don’t start doing what you want to do now, you will live in a world that you can’t wait to run away from. Failure isn’t real. The only time you fail is the moment you give up on what you are trying to achieve.
Apart from his creative side, he’s got pretty normal other interests for a teen!
I am a massive video game fan and an avid movie lover. I love watching movies, it’s just something that I really enjoy doing. I play video games pretty often. I’ve been playing games ever since I was little. I also enjoy sports, in fact at one time in my life I wanted to be an NBA player!
One amazing food he must eat at least once a week is:
I hate to admit it, but I probably eat Taco Bell at least once a week. It’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures that I love.
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