Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Michael Jackson, the Cure Inspire Musician

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Michael Jackson, the Cure Inspire Musician

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EMERGE'S Calen Le Couteur recently sat down with Sunshine Coast musician Taylor Payne for a chat about music, art and dreaming about the Royal Albert Hall.

C: When did you first get into music?

T: When I was four I asked my parents if I could play piano, and it just spiralled from there. I discovered Michael Jackson and I watched him dancing and singing for hours. I never got to see him live unfortunately, but he is the biggest reason why I'm doing it.

C: You recently released your single "The Jungle Talks", could you tell me a little bit about that song, and how it came about?

T: It's about this place in my mind, it's like an imaginary place. If you've seen the film 'Avatar', the jungle in there lights up. It's like a place to get away I guess. So yeah, I heard this song and I loved the feeling that it was giving me so I thought I want to emulate that so I went on the piano and started doing these chords. It was the first time I'd taken control of my song writing, usually I let it flow. …

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