TAYLA PARX Interview- new album, writing Ariana thank u next, winning Grammy, writing for Khalid,BTS
“People were finally exposed to my style of writing and people finding confidence in themselves. Tailoring this song for them specifically.”
GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, and boundary breaker Tayla Parx reimagines genre, gender, feminism, popular music, and the very definition of an artist. From the onset of her career, she has consistently shifted perspectives on stage as a performer, behind-the-scenes as a songwriter, and on-screen as an actress in television, films, and video games. Within one year, she became “the first female songwriter to have three simultaneous top 10 songs—Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and “thank u, next” and Panic! At The Disco’s double-platinum “High Hopes”—in the Billboard Hot 100 since 2014.” She notably penned a total of six tracks on Grande’s blockbuster thank u, next. Not to mention, she co-wrote double-platinum “Love Lies” for Khalid & Normani, Anderson .Paak’s “Tints” [feat. Kendrick Lamar], and four cuts on Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer—which received a GRAMMY® nomination for “Album of the Year.” She also teamed up with Paak and Kendrick Lamar to bring down the house at Saturday Night Live. Plus, she toured with Paak and Lizzo. Not to mention, the accomplished actress appeared in Hairspray and True Jackson, VP as well as The Walking Dead and The Sims. She launched her solo career with the acclaimed 2017 Tayla Made mixtape and one-off singles such as “Runaway” [feat. Khalid], which quickly clocked over 15.4 million Spotify streams within six months. All of this has set the stage for her 2019 full-length debut, WE NEED TO TALK.