Taylor Lamborn, credits her sound to years spent immersing herself in Cleveland's diverse music scene. A musician at heart from an early age, it wasn’t until her early twenties that Lamborn began performing her original material. In 2012, she moved to NEOhio and has since been collaborating with musicians and honing her craft.
She is an amazing person and player, and we are lucky to call her friend. She swung through Gage House Session 4 and knocked everyones socks off! Find out more about her below!
About the Artist
Where do you call home?
This is one of the questions that got me so hung up. Ha. It's a tough one to answer since I put the concept of home up on a high pedestal. I still haven't managed to find a good answer to it. I guess it'll come one day, in the meantime maybe I'll just write songs about it.
What first got you into music?
My dad. He'd take such pride in selecting the CDs for our road trips, and sharing his favorite music with us. I never fully appreciated that he was the root of my musical journey until I started performing. Every time I was asked about my influences, I found myself listing off all of his favorite artists.
How do you like to start writing a song?
When I'm in the right mood, I'm usually humming melodies all day long. When one sticks, I feel like it's worth exploring. I approach it a bit differently every time though. Like with "Better" it started with a guitar riff, I ended up writing the lyrics when I was bored at work and fantasizing about quitting. "Paralyzed" started with the melody and chords, and I kept tacky place filler words about butterflies in there for a few weeks before a friend asked me to work with him on a concept film. Sometimes songs come together all at once too. It all really depends. "Happy" was a collaboration with Luke Pernici and the lyrics and melody were pretty much written in one take. Luke played the chord progression for me, I had the phone recorder on, and came up with the verses and chorus on the spot. The bridge was the only thing we added later with the band. With every song, the elements end up coming together in their own way and time.
What’s the creative process look like?
Honestly, when it's forced, it's messy and frustrating. I find that creativity comes most naturally when my mind is busy doing other things.
If you could open for any artist who would it be?
Tedeschi Trucks. And I'd put together a full band on for it. God, I would love that!
How do you feel that the internet/social media effects what you do as a musician?
It weeds out those who aren't willing to work hard. Unfortunately, at times that includes some really talented folks. I have a love hate relationship with it. Social Media really does allow us the opportunity to create our own successes.
What local musician would you like to collaborate with next?
Man, it changes every day. Maddie Finn and I were joking around about putting a girl group together earlier this week. Then I found myself at a jam night, and met a new drummer and suddenly I'm ready to write a funk album. I'm open to all possibilities. If someone is motivated and talented, I'm down to try anything out. You want to collaborate? Get at me!
Do you like the studio or the stage? Why?
Stage 100%. If I'm in the Studio, I'm happy to do live takes, but beyond that, overthinking the arrangements kills the magic for me. I'd love to work with a great producer who can help change that though. I imagine how fun it would be to live like a studio rat; I'd just need the right players to team up with.
About the Song
What’s the title of this song?
What was the inspiration behind this song?
I had gone on a few dates with someone who had extremely poor time management skills. As I was sitting in my apartment waiting to find out why he was over 2 hours late, I wrote this song. It turns out, writing was a much better use of my time that night, it has become one of my favorites to perform. It's also fascinating how a song has now memorialized someone and a night of boredom which I would have otherwise forgotten.
Where were you when you wrote it?
Sitting in the kitchen of my second floor Lakewood apartment.
Music or lyrics first?
It kind of all came at once. I was in my blues phase so the chords and structure came together pretty quick and the lyrics were kind of a train of thought. I think I may have scrapped some harsher words and left them on the kitchen floor that night though.
Do you have a favorite lyric/line in this song?
I think the whole song is a nice message of knowing your own self worth. Aside from the chorus, I'd probably say my favorite line is "you're saving all your money but wasting all my time." I think it pretty much summed the night up.
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