Toronto-based artist, Taya Marquis is thrilled to announce the release of her new single and official music video “Strive.” The single aims to empower listeners to be the best versions of themselves through its raw and emotional lyrics. Written by Taya and produced by Neo Tempus, “Strive” is a modern pop song with elements of dancehall and a reggaeton backbeat. “Strive” is found on her latest EP i’mperfect, where Taya had in-studio mentorship sessions with Young Guru (Jay-Z’s audio engineer). Taya is no stranger to the music scene, opening for American producer and performer Taylor McFerrin and singer Tinashe, and has co-written with Ke$ha.
You can watch the official music video here. The single is streaming on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Spotify and Tidal.
Taya aims to bring depth, positivity and empowerment to her listeners through her fierce and bold musical stylings. With a modern pop sound mixed with reggae and dancehall, Taya wants this single to inspire her listeners to always “strive” to be the best versions of themselves. “Strive” tells a powerful story about battling with inner demons and the strength to overcome them. Taya led the creative direction of the music video, alongside choreographer Jami Lynne Harper, to reflect her own battle with inner demons throughout life. Directed by Alimzhan Alan Sabir (featured in BOOOOOOOM, Hypebeast, NPR, Nowness and VIMEO Staff Pick for his directorial debut in the short film E_GO and nominated for his cinematography on feature film A Gentleman and editorial work on Bosco’s music video “Cruel” at the Ampia Awards) and produced by Jessica D’Angelo, Taya’s vision came to life in this highly stylized music video, portraying a dark and mysterious story that evokes the push and pull of battling with your inner self.
“I wrote “Strive” because in hard times I’ve let my demons get the best of me. And I think a lot of us beg our demons to let us go,” said Taya Marquis. “I want people to feel empowered to pursue their purpose of why they are here on this planet Earth, and STRIVE for it!”
Aside from her music, Taya loves to connect with her listeners on social media. Taya uses social media to help promote empowerment and positivity to her audiences by creating relatable and fun content. Catch up with Taya online via Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
WorldWide Entertainment TV got the opportunity to speak with rising artist Taya Marquis of Toronto. She released her music video “Strive” which was added to the “Rising Stars & Underground Artists” countdown rotation on WorldWide Video Zone.
In the exclusive interview below you could hear Taya Marquis thoughts on various topics and also give insight into her single “Strive” and the process behind the creation of the latest single.
Taya Marquis is a Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur with a fierce, ambitious fire. Taya has opened for Taylor McFerrin and Tinashe, co-wrote with Ke$ha, and has been blessed with in-studio mentorship sessions with Young Guru (Jay Z’s engineer) for her EP i’mperfect.
Taya’s music is a fusion of pop, R&B, hip-hop and world sounds topped with silky, rich vocals. Her songs show both vulnerability and strength, and in late 2020 she is slated to drop a new pop, R&B/funk project.
She uses her music as an avenue for mental health advocacy, and enforces messages of self-discovery and #positiviTAY in her songwriting. For more Taya, visit www.tayamarquis.com.
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