Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Emily Taylor Hudson and I’m from Los Angeles California. I grew up in a very creative family and took to music, singing, and songwriting from an early age. My favorite band is The Beatles and I think listening to them helped me appreciate the fact that music can take you beyond any emotional range or limit, that it can transcend through the times and that if your message is universal it is capable of moving the masses. I’m not only a musician, I’m the biggest fan of the music I love.
How did you get your start in music?
If I could say anything was a start for me it was when I began to write songs as an early teen. It was my first lesson in telling the truth and being vulnerable as a songwriter. I remember my lyrics being something like, “ I don’t know why I play guitar, I don’t know why I love the stars” and my Dad stopped me and said, “I don’t believe you”! He made me answer the reasons I loved the stars and played guitar and told me to come back to him when I told a true story. That week I wrote my first real song called “Around The Bend”.
How instrumental has it been having such a musical family?
Being in a musical/creative family has been extremely instrumental for me. I’ve been influenced and inspired by everyone around me. There was and is always music playing and being written or jammed and the best part is when you come from the same family unit, your grooves and timing and harmonies are intuitive. It’s a flow that’s built-in.
What can you tell us about your latest single, “Hearts We Wanna Break”?
“Hearts We Wanna Break” is a song I wrote about an old friend of mine who was once like a sister to me, it’s about a friendship I thought would last a lifetime but a betrayal tore apart the good between us. It’s a song that represents the moment I realized that “love is a dirty word”.
What can audiences expect from your latest EP, “Love is a Dirty Word”?
I think everyone can expect a raw and vulnerable, melodic story of love out of this EP…my goal was to express SPIRIT!!! The spirit of romantic Rock N Roll and musicality. I want my listeners to feel that sparkle and possible revival of that rock N roll drive.
How has COVID-19 affected your career?
Covid 19 has only allowed me the time to continue doing what I always do anyway…music and art. I haven’t stopped writing songs, in fact, I have about 20 new songs I’ve yet to record and I work on my drawings and poetry daily as well. Home is my creative zone, so I was quite familiar with my isolated ARTISTIC routine to begin with.
What’s next for your career?
The next thing for my career is to continue to produce music videos for the songs off the “Love Is A Dirty Word” EP and to start the pre-production of the songs I’ve just written for the next record. I’d love to get out on a tour with my brother Zak and my best friend Billy Newsome, who played on this EP, so we will see what the options are in the near future.
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
Advice for all the aspiring musicians out there: Listen to all different kinds of music- from Mozart to Nirvana and all that’s in between and after. Invest your time into these artists and try to understand what it was about them that moved the world and made them legends in music history. Listen to their lyrics, phrasing, and message. Then take your own personal experiences and write about them as if you’re about to touch the entire Universe as well. If it moves you, somethings right about it and it will move others.
What’s your life like outside of music?
My life outside of music is anything and everything animals and nature, close friends and family……but music is always happening so there really isn’t life outside of music for me.
Let the readers know where to find you online.
You can find my music, art, and future podcast coming soon, on my website, www.emilytaylorhudson.com or it’s all linked in my Instagram bio @emilytaylorhudson