Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist Tayla Parx is set to perform March 16th during Dr. Marten SXSW showcase taking place in Austin, TX at the Container Bar on March 16th, 17th, and 18th. The lineup for March 16th will also include Dawn Richard, Ezra Furman, Sunflower Bean, La Dona, and Blackstarkids.
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This announcement comes on the heels of Parx wrapping up her second Burnout Songwriter Camp in Nashville, TN Feb. 7 through 11. Her retreat aims to instill self-care practices in its participants. “The whole point of it is not to burn out,” says Parx in a recent E! News interview. “So we split the day into two portions: play and create. I wanted to see if you introduced these creatives to different coping mechanisms, like tai chi and sound baths, how would that show in their music later on? Are they more in tune with themselves?”
Parx’s sophomore album, Coping Mechanisms, via TaylaMade/Atlantic, parlayed healthy coping mechanisms into bold bops. By doing so, she strengthened herself and her art as evidenced on the long-awaited album. The album not only dropped alongside the official “System” music visual, an ultra-funky, dance-filled experience directed by Joe DeSantis and produced by Jen Sanchez of WeThemUs, but Parx also released a full-length film directed by Bobby Friedman and Roxana Baldovin. The film focused on coping to heal and finding the path back to joy as our world continues to change. In classic Parx fashion, the singer, songwriter, performer, and disruptor empowered, enlightened, and emboldened audiences by transcending expectations, conventions, and boundaries.
“My album COPING MECHANISMS was done before the pandemic hit,” notes Parx. “When I wrote it, the album helped me cope through a broken relationship but through the last few months, it’s found a whole new meaning and purpose. Coping is about healing and finding your way back to joy. I hope this album helps you heal and find reasons to smile during these difficult times. My hope is that you share that newly discovered joy because the world needs you right now!”
Parx dropped “Fixerupper” leading into the release of COPING MECHANISMS alongside a dreamy, 70s pastel visual companion, which Billboard considered a “grade-A pop dance beat.” Prior, Parx premiered her track “Residue” and its spooky animated visual, which The AV Club called “a haunting pop jaunt [with] alluring vocals, gauzy harmonies, and a particularly bewitching guitar.” Parx released her lead single “Dance Alone” alongside a groovy and timely companion visual to widespread critical praise as well; Variety raved that it “has perhaps the defining chorus of 2020.” The track has currently garnered over 12.5M in global streams and was featured on Michelle Obama’s #BlackGirlMagic playlist and highlighted in an episode of her podcast.
Parx also released A Blue State, a powerful cover compilation mini project reflecting her mood and political nuance. Parx pays homage to Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile,” Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and Lauryn Hill’s “Everything is Everything.” A Blue State is available now via TaylaMade/Atlantic at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.
Parx is nominated for this year’s GRAMMY® season, Album Of The Year with songwriting credits on Justice’s Triple Chuck Deluxe, Best Pop Vocal for Ariana Grande’s Positions and Best Country/ Duo Group Performance for Dan + Shay’s, Glad You Exist. Previously she received two additional nominations for her songwriting contributions to HAIM’s Women In Music Pt. III as well as John Legend’s Bigger Love, which was nominated for Album Of Year and Best R&B Album respectively. The nominations marked yet another career milestone for Parx, who was also previously nominated for her work on Ariana 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 the 2007 film Hairspray.
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