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My Music Moments: Tayla Parx Shares the Soundtrack to Her Life

11/22/2020 5:14:00 PM

My Music Moments: Tayla Parx Shares the Soundtrack to Her Life

In celebration of her new album Coping Mechanisms, Tayla Parx walked E! News through the albums and artists that have shaped her.

Coping Mechanisms. And as she told E! News, the new LP is a deeply personal tour of her life as of late."One of the things that I definitely think my fans have to know about this album is that it really is an experience and a timeline of the past few months to year and a half of my life," she explained. "We're going through a lot of different genres, different time frames in music, and I'm really hopping into my musician bag this time around. I really wanted to show that side of myself."

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Unlike when she's writing for other artists, the inspiration here is all her. "When it comes to the music that goes on my own records, it usually comes from my own life," Tayla shared. "Whether it's something that I saw in passing or something that I felt. But it always has to be something that's real for me—and this album,

Coping Mechanisms, is really showing you a really honest side of my emotions and attitudes about being in love."The Best Music of 2020—So FarIn celebration of the new album, E! News asked Tayla to pull back the curtain on the albums and artists that have influenced her throughout her journey. From the song she turns to when she's at her lowest to the one guaranteed to turn her all the way up, this is the soundtrack to her life.

The song/album that reminds me of childhood:I think of "6, 8, 12" byBrian McKnight! I know that's a serious song to think of as a kid, but it was on a karaoke disk that my parents got me when I was younger. It had so many classic R&B songs on it.

The first album I remember buying:'sWantedalbum. Of course, I had a crush on Bow Wow at the time, but also it came out around the time when he andhad "Let Me Hold You" out.The song/album people might not expect me to love:Unknown Mortal Orchestra

'sMulti-Love. It's a left-of-center band that I absolutely love, but this album in particular is special because of the storyline. It's one of the first albums I've heard tell the story of that nature and, of course, it's just so funky!

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