Newcomer Taylor Berrett has taken the music scene by storm with his dreamy voice and killer songwriting skills -- and now his new EP, Anchor Chasing, is available exclusively on iTunes. You might recognize Taylor from his YouTube covers, such as his take on Drake's hit song "Take Care" with singer Vita Chambers, which currently has over 20 000 views! Recently, the 19-year-old hottie stopped by the office to chat with J-14 about everything from his worst date ever to how he got his start in music.
J-14: How did you become interested in music?
Taylor Berrett: My dad was always playing music so music was always around. When I heard a Jack Johnson album for the first time, I realized the chords were easy to play on the guitar and that got me into songwriting and really made me want to learn guitar more.
J-14: Why did you and Vita decide to cover Drake's "Take Care"?
Taylor: We were looking for good covers to do -- and it's just such a good song! The recording Drake did was so haunting and we really wanted to translate that into an acoustic performance but still keep that mood. Vita is such a great singer so she was perfect for singing that part!
J-14: Okay, spill! Who's your celebrity crush?
Taylor: Beyonce is beautiful -- I know Jay-Z has dibs there -- but she's been my celebrity crush for a while!
J-14: Since you sing so much about love and romance, tell us about your best or worst date ever!
Taylor: Burping on a date is a big turn off for me. I think that burping is acceptable when you've been together for awhile, but I refuse to believe that burping isn't something that can be held in if you really tried! I was on a first date once and a girl did this. There are burps and there are belches -- and this was definitely a belch.
J-14: So was there a second date?
Taylor: There was no second date.
Taylor's cover of "Lonely Boy":
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