Taylor Roche – Similar Feeling [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Lots of synths

Similar Feeling has a very nice nostalgic vibe. What is the main idea behind it?

This song is the result of a collaborative co-writing session with my good friend and New Zealand producer/songwriter Joel Jones. It’s a journey that dwells on the idea that we sometimes never truly move on, we just search for the comfort of a similar feeling in someone else.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

In this single, I honestly find the most personal lyric to be in the line “I found a similar feeling, in someone else”. It’s such a simple lyric but so unspokenly relatable. Not everyone fully moves on from someone they loved – life does go on and we do “move on” but more often than not, that love never really leaves, we just eventually find ourselves finding something similar in a new companion. I don’t know, I just think that line is so beautifully simple. Probably why we made it the name of the song.

Favourite album of the past year?

I’ve been super obsessed with Ryan Beatty’s album “Boy In Jeans” and also unbelievably clutching The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM” so would be between those two.

What would you change in the music industry?

One thing that has always baffled me and I’m not really sure how I or anyone could change, is that to be a musician/artist almost always requires you having another one or two sources of income to afford it alone. Like when you think of it, people become teachers, nurses, business workers etc which is their sole occupation/income, but to be a musician, it’s so rare to have just that as your main job. I don’t know, to me I’ve always hated that because it truly does suck a lot of the craft out of a musician to juggle more than one job just to survive. Not sure how I could change that, it’s just more of a rant I guess haha.

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Thank you for letting me into your lives through music – even if you only listen to one of my songs. I know how important music and my go-to artists to listen to are to me, so I strive to be that for someone. Keep streaming my music & keep spreading love.

Thank you!

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