Hollywouldn’t is the brilliant moniker behind the work of song-writer and musician Carson Taylor, a performer who set out to create music with incredibly catchy hooks and an highly energetic approach.His latest album, Tomorrowland is an absolute club banger, with lush synth lines, tight analog-sounding beats and hooks to die for. Stream it on soundcloud and read on for a full interview!
Your music is a catchy and eclectic. I love the contrast between the vocal melodies and the tight beats. Does the music come first, or do you write lyrics before you even have a sound in mind?
Answer: It depends. Sometimes, like with my first single Suburbia, the beat inspired the lyrics and other times and will write and try to find a track to fit it. And usually when the lyrics come first, I know what I want it to sound like so searching for the beat becomes a real challenge.
Do you perform live? If so, do you feel more comfortable on a stage or within the walls of the recording studio?
Answers: I love to preform but it just hasn’t been in my budget previously. I know I need to preform more so I’m recording live videos for YouTube. YouTube can be like a stage for poor people.
I feel like a recording studio is where I work out the kinks in a song and perfect it and the stage (or for me, YouTube) is where I can live the song.
- If you could only pick one song to make a “first impression” on a new listener, which song would you pick and why?
Answer: If you want to know everything Hollywouldn’t is about, listen to ADHD. Its kind of loud and bossy and literally says that I don’t put up with the manufactured part of Hollywood. But I’ve been getting a ton of love for my track Boom which is my third single.
- What does it take to be “innovative” in music?
Answer: I think it’s just doing your own thing. All of my visuals are a part of my life, from the flamingos which represent Florida and where I was born to the music video for Suburbia which was shot in my actual neighborhood. And I believe that I have to break genre walls. My music is really a blend of hip-hop, R&B, pop and dance music. So in my opinion its kind of refreshing since the radio is littered with intense EDM music.
- Any upcoming release or tour your way?
Answer: YES! My second single called Soccer Moms is coming out in March and I’m already prepping for the music video.
- Anywhere online where curious fans can listen to your music and find out more about you?
Answer: For sure