Growing indie-pop star Taylor Castro released her first song of the new year on Wednesday, January 13. The single “Breathe” is timely as we all to try to start fresh in 2021 following the past crazy year.
Castro shared the meaning of the song and her hopes for listeners as they hear it.
“I wrote ‘Breathe’ during quarantine, in the midst of a rage. In both length and theme, it’s equivalent to one single breath: a breath that will calm unparalleled anger. It deals with the frustration of feeling like someone’s doormat, like they only see you for how you affect them rather than as your own entity. Although I’ve since calmed, I hope this song will give listeners a sense of empowerment. I hope it will lend an ear to their quarrels. Lastly, I hope it will allow them to breathe.”
Starting out her year strong, almost all of her songs from 2020 have reached over a million views on YouTube. She has also reached a whopping 89 thousand followers on Instagram since she began writing music and posting it online at 12 years old.
Castro is known for her strong vocals similar to that of Kelly Clarkson mixed with the popular style of Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. She constantly collaborates with label-mate and actor Carson Rowland, known for his role as Ty Townsend in NETFLIX’s Sweet Magnolias. However, the Miami-based singer is the star of her family’s small indie label, PMA Records.
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Her second full-length album GIRL, AFRAID is coming out this year. It features ten self-written tracks, including her hits “Coffee Eyes” and “Be Ok.” The first single “Girl, Afraid” taps into her struggle with OCD. Her hopes for this track is that it can reach and help other people struggling with similar issues. The music video was produced by Michael “Tizzy” McWhorter and released back in February 2020.
See the music video below.
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