Indie singer/songwriter Madison Taylor from New Jersey has a new video out for her track Destined, off her Evergreen EP. The music video was produced by Toby Moon Productions, a local video production company based in Oak Ridge, NJ. The track celebrates the joy of stepping into a lasting and committed relationship, and was mixed and produced by Corey Pavlosky at Pipe Dream Studios. Madison spoke with The Fountain about the new video and any further plans in the pipeline.

TF: You have a new video out, what has the reception been like to Destined?

The reception to my Destined music video has been overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. Several of my friends and family have shared the video link on their personal Facebook accounts, which led to my video being viewed over 500 times within the first day of release. My music friends and colleagues, from my time at Liberty University’s School of Music, also shared my music video on their social media. New Jersey Stage, a monthly digital magazine covering the arts in New Jersey, also featured my music video release on their website. My video surpassed 1,000 views after the first week of release. The most common word that people have used to describe my video is “beautiful”, in relation to the chic and feminine dresses I wear, my voice and the song’s melody and lyrics, and the video’s peaceful beach setting. One friend of mine said he’s “looking forward to even greater things” from my music which was encouraging.

TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?

Destined is a soft rock song that celebrates the joy of stepping into a lasting and committed relationship.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?

My plan for the remainder of this year is to work on producing another music video with Toby Moon Productions; this time, for my song Secretly Admire which features cinematic strings and has more of a desperate “unrequited love” theme within the song-lyrics. I am currently developing my merch, so I hope to officially set up my store on my music website within the next month. I am in the song-writing process for my next EP (or potential album) which, Lord-willing, I hope to record and release by next year in 2022. I plan for the EP to have more of an imaginative, story-telling theme in contrast to my first EP Evergreen, which reflects on romance and infatuation.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I lived in Lynchburg, Virginia over the past few years when I was attending Liberty University (I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies last summer), and my favourite venue to perform live was the White Hart Cafe. The café is nicknamed “Lynchburg’s living room” by the city’s local residents because of the cafe’s cosy interior and exceptional coffee. They have the perfect hardwood setup at the far-left corner of their café for indie musicians like me to perform in and feel at home. Their staff are always friendly and hospitable; the last time I performed there was for a livestream and the staff were excited to help me set up and hear me sing. Now that I’ve graduated from Liberty University and moved back home to New Jersey, I am on the lookout for potential restaurants and cafes where I can perform. If and when the virus calms down, I might consider singing at the Tuscany Brewhouse in Oak Ridge; the last time I performed there was in 2017. For now, I will focus on livestream.