Tayla Parx debuts cover project A Blue State featuring performances of Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill and Kirk Franklin songs


A Blue State, Grammy-nominated artist Tayla Parx’s cover compilation project is out now on TaylaMade/Atlantic Records; listen to/share it HERE. The release, which reflects her mood and the current political climate, pays homage to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Lauryn Hill’s “Everything is Everything” and Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile.” More music to come soon from Parx, who is set to release a new album, Coping Mechanisms, on November 20.

Of A Blue State, Parx notes, “Before my album, I wanted to surprise you guys with a collection of songs that I’ve not only cried to but been inspired by. They’ve brought me an abundance of light in such a dark time. I hope to bring that same light to the people I care most about, my Taylatots. This one’s for you.”

Most recently, Parx premiered her single “Dance Alone,” about which Variety declared, “‘Dance Alone’ has perhaps the defining chorus of 2020.” The track, which will appear on her forthcoming album Coping Mechanisms, has garnered over 1.2 million Spotify steams while being featured on Michelle Obama’s #BlackGirlMagic playlist. Watch the music video HERE, which was filmed at Parx’s home in Los Angeles.

In 2019, Parx released her debut album, We Need To Talk, via Atlantic Records to widespread praise—The New York Times proclaimed, “The new album, like Parx’s best hits, is playful and conversational, blending pop, R&B and traces of rap with plenty of Grande-esque high notes,” while Rolling Stone called it “a solid pop manifesto from a child-star-turned-pop-savant.” Variety added, “Fans finally got a glimpse of the preternaturally seasoned songwriter.”

Taylor Parks, known by her stage name Tayla Parx, was born and raised in Dallas, TX where she trained with legendary choreographer Debbie Allen who encouraged her to pursue acting and singing. After moving to Los Angeles, she began to hone in on her musical talents and released her 2017 mixtape, TaylaMade, which has garnered over 25 million streams. When Parx released We Need To Talk she was the first female songwriter to have three simultaneous top 10 songs—Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and “thank u, next,” and Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes”—in the Billboard Hot 100 since 2014 while also winning Billboard’s “2019 Hitmaker Award.”

Parx was previously Grammy-nominated for her work on Grande’s thank u, next, “7 Rings” and “My Everything,” Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, Christina Aguilera’s “Like I Do” featuring GoldLink, The Internet’s “Ego Death” and Hairspray. In 2019, Parx also performed as a special guest on Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You Tour” and Anderson .Paak’s “ABC Tour” while launching Burnout, a landmark new songwriting camp with the aim of fostering perspective, balance and self-care for creative artists. The premiere Burnout camp was held in Brooklyn, NY this past October, with further camps planned for the coming months. Additional information can be found HERE.

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