Taylor’s latest album “Magnetic” releases May 12, 2015 (produced by Michael J. Pritzl of the Violet Burning). It features her soaring vocal style with hints of country and western giving way to an edgier alternative rock theme is a slight departure from the more simplistic stylings of her EP, “Heartbreak is for Everyone”. Of the title “Magnetic” Taylor says, “To me magnetic is the back and forth of our life. Always drawn in one direction or the other, for better or worse, and our need to break some things, so we can experience fullness”. Taylor’s favorite song on the album, “Felt Love Begin”, co-written with Jim Trick, is an honest look at a relationship that has lost it’s fire, but still has the desire to redeem what has been lost.
Rachel Taylor’s passion for music began early in her father’s church. She sang during offertory while her mother played the organ. Outside of church, Taylor’s grandfather often played country western songs, and she quickly fell in love with the sound. Since then, Taylor has attended Berklee College of Music, was mentored by critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Michael Been (The Call) and worked with Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars). She has shared the stage with renowned groups such as Sixpence None the Richer, Joy Vance, BOY, Kris Allen (American Idol), and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.