Taylor James grew up in West Central Mississippi the youngest of seven siblings.
He draws his influences from the Motown sound of Quincy Jones, as well as James Brown, and started his musical career at the age of 15, while he was still a freshman in high school, and by 17 he was writing, arranging, composing, and producing his own original music. He’s performed with the band Wynd Chymes all over the south, and while still in college he released his first two singles, ‘Christmas’, and ‘Are You Ready’. He released his first album, ‘No Way Out’, on Great Southern Productions. His latest album, ‘Insane’, was released in December 2017 on HeartsOf Gold
The ten track album covers songs in a range of genres including funk, soul, and gospel, hip hop, pop, and R&B. Featuring collaborations with D’Andre Vison, on opening track ‘Back 2 U’, J Wonn on track 5, ‘Let’s Go Steppin”, Cassandra Wilkerson on ‘Rock’ (Throw Back Mix), and Ann Nesby on ‘How It’s Supposed To Be’, ‘Insane’ is an easy-listening album, and the perfect soundtrack for this long hot summer.
‘Insane’ is available to stream and download from Spotify and iTunes. You can find out more about Taylor James online on his Hearts Of Gold’s website, Twitter, and Facebook.