Writer, singer, stunningly accurate & creative vocal harmonies. Classically trained vocalist living in the indie pop/rock world. Ability to record remotely or in any Nashville studio.
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Interview with Taylor Wafford
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio vocals (leads + harmonies), live BGVS and lead guitar
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nick Sanborne (Sylvan Esso), Jeff Tweedy, Justin Vernon, Jen Wasner, Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Scarlett Solo with access to various mics
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically will sit with the song and sort of mediate on it before getting to work on a track. Isolation and complete focus until it's done!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Pitch memory
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie pop, indie rock, folk, americana/folk
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay focused, but give your ears a break when they need it
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been participating in projects, supplying background vocals, production ideas, and writing since freshman year of college (2014), and have worked on many collaborations since I've been living in Nashville (2 years).
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Silvertone elect guitar, pedal board (let's pretend that just counts as one), fender champ amplifier, laptop, sm58.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with your gut
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What artist would you compare the sound you're trying to achieve to?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not sure that there are any misconceptions... yet!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "How long have you been singing?" Answer: My whole life. I literally can't recall a time in my life when I wasn't in love with singing and music. "Is this pitch-corrected?" Answer: nope
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to be in the room with other creatives
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do my job the best I possibly can - no short cuts, and revise it until it's absolutely the sound that they dreamed of.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog. It just feels different. I feel like that's a no-brainer for a lot of people.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing the production of my debut Blood Root album :)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Probably my current project, just because it's the first project I've fully produced on my own, which has been so liberating and I've been able to grow in ways I never thought possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vibrant vocal harmonies, vocals rooted in healthy vocal technique with a modern indie fluorescence
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lucy Dacus - she has such an ability to paint a picture with her songs and vocal textures, I'd love to be a part of that magic