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NJ Taylor

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"Live out of hope, not out of fear."

Sounds Like:

Avril Lavigne meets Rihanna or Ke$ha meets Bruno Mars

Influences:

All things Pop: ABBA, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Bruno Mars, Bonnie McKee, Sia, Michael Jackson

Contact Email:

info@njtaylor.com

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Songs by NJ Taylor

Little Girl

Verse 1
You feel like life let you down
Like you’ve been defeated
Like the world blocks you out
When you most need it

Pre-Chorus
What if you could choose your destiny?
Life is what you make of it
What if you could change your destiny?
Life is what you make of it

Chorus
Little girl, please don’t cry
Oh it’s just a moment in time
Little girl, don’t be sad
Soon will be your time to shine

Verse 2
I see you hurt inside
Everything’s so dark
You’ve had enough of life
So cry on me but don’t give up the fight

Pre-Chorus
What if you could choose your destiny?
Life is what you make of it
What if you could change your destiny?
Life is what you make of it

Chorus
Little girl, please don’t cry
Oh it’s just a moment in time
Little girl, don’t be sad
Soon will be your time to shine

Bridge X2
And I know they all do you wrong
But you gotta be strong
And if you lose sight of it all
You will be losing so much more

Pre-Chorus
What if you could choose your destiny?
Life is what you make of it
What if you could change your destiny?
Life is what you make of it

Chorus
Little girl, please don’t cry
Oh it’s just a moment in time
Little girl, don’t be sad
Soon will be your time to shine

Outro
What if you could choose your destiny? [little girl, please don’t cry]
Life is what you make of it [it’s just a moment in time]
What if you could change your destiny? [little girl, don’t be sad]
Life is what you make of it [soon will be your time to shine]

[Lyrics]


Pop Army

Intro
Pop Army X3

Verse 1
This is a reflection of our generations
Hypnotic beats get us lost in the rhyme
A representation of our nations
Creating history one beat at a time

Pre Chorus
It’ll never let you down
It’ll always be around
It’ll never let you down
Cause it’s our sound

Chorus
Come join the Pop Army
March to the beat, come join the [pop army]
You gotta get on your feet, come join the [pop army]
Sound the alarm, come join the [pop army]
Throw down your arms, come join the [pop army]

Verse 2
It’s no exception they all have a mission
Keep our bo-bodies buzzing, ears pleading for more
It’s a celebration, they all play a role
In shaping the soundtrack to tomorrow

Pre Chorus
It’ll never let you down
It’ll always be around
It’ll never let you down
Cause it’s our sound

Chorus
Come join the Pop Army
March to the beat, come join the [pop army]
You gotta get on your feet, come join the [pop army]
Sound the alarm, come join the [pop army]
Throw down your arms, come join the [pop army]

Bridge
Pop is gold
It’s legendary
Just a mirror reflection
Of our society

Pop is gold
It's legendary
Where you can get away from it all
Escape reality

Chorus
Come join the Pop Army
March to the beat, come join the [pop army]
You gotta get on your feet, come join the [pop army]
Sound the alarm, come join the [pop army]
Throw down your arms, come join the [pop army]

Outro
Pop is gold, it’s legendary X3
Where you can get away from it all
Escape reality
Come join the Pop Army

Pop Army X13

[Lyrics]


Radar

Verse I
Every day goes by I pretend that I’m fine (I pretend that I’m fine)
Even though deep down I know it’s all a lie (I know it’s all a lie)
S.O.S. please. Am I coming through? (Am I coming through)
It’s like 1, 2, 3. How many times I’ve tried to reach you (ooh)

Pre-Chorus
I’m not coming back
‘Cuz by now it’s too late to save you
When you drowned your heart
Was it cold as ice? Don’t even feel no more

I was a fool
To ever think you
Could really wanna change for the better
So I’m not coming back
‘Cuz by now it’s too late and you’re not even

Chorus
On my Radar x4

Verse 2
You said you’d save my life. No, no more pain. (ooh)
Got so caught up in the storm
Oh baby tell me who’s to blame (ooh)
You tried to play with my heart (ooh)
Pulling yourself apart
So when the water fades to black and your heart goes cold (ooh)
(oh I told ya)

Pre-Chorus
I’m not coming back
‘Cuz by now it’s too late to save you
When you drowned your heart
Was it cold as ice? Don’t even feel no more

I was a fool
To ever think you
Could really wanna change for the better
So I’m not coming back
‘Cuz by now it’s too late and you’re not even

Chorus
On my Radar x4

Bridge
Been through the same old storms every time I couldn’t let you go
And every battle sunk our ships and even then we’d never let it show
Screaming drowned out all the pain
Oh no our love just ain’t the same
So baby, let me let me take the wheel cuz this time
I’m not looking back

Chorus
And you’re not even
On my Radar x8

[Lyrics]


Right Here

Verse 1
Across the universe
There are people that hurt
Afraid to lose control
Cause the pain is unbearable
You’re just a lost soul
A heart in pain
Who’s afraid to bleed again
But don’t worry
I’ll be right here
Here to hold your hand

Pre-Chorus
If you lose sight
Of your soul
You’ll be losing
So much more
Just remember
The beauty of it all
Has been there all along

Chorus
In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
Once you face your fears
It will all become
Crystal clear
And I’ll be right

In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
When you face your fears
I’ll be right here, I’ll be right here

Verse 2
Life can be unfair
Young eyes have seen too much
Making your heart stand still
Fighting this battle uphill
Put your trust in me
Believe there’s still hope for humanity
So wipe your tears
I’ll be right here
I’ll be right here

Pre-Chorus
If you lose sight
Of your soul
You’ll be losing
So much more
Just remember
The beauty of it all
Has been there all along

Chorus
In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
Once you face your fears
It will all become
Crystal clear
And I’ll be right

In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
When you face your fears
I’ll be right here, I’ll be right here

Bridge
I can be your shelter
I can be your shining light
Show you how to be a soldier
And how to survive the fight

I can be your shelter
I can be your shining light
Show you how to be a soldier
And how to survive

Chorus
In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
Once you face your fears
It will all become
Crystal clear
And I’ll be right

In your heart you’ll
Find the answers
When you face your fears
I’ll be right here, I’ll be right here

[Lyrics]


So You

Intro
You’re never ever around boy (repeat 4x)


Verse I
Hey boy here’s our story
You have to learn about you and me
You’ve been busy out there
But you’re never right here
I just wonder where I stand
I see what you’re going through
Let me know if we’re one or two
Can’t you see in my eyes
I’m dying inside
I’m longing for your touch to free me up


Chorus
So you, you’ve been on my mind
So you, keep me up all night
But you, you’re never around
And I feel like I’m falling down
You’re never ever around boy (repeat 4x)


Verse II
So you, you’re always on my mind
But you, you’re never by my side
You don’t send me a text
No missed calls, so what’s next
I’m so through with all this stress
Oh baby I'm so confused
You and your lame excuse
Oh but I must confess
We’re a beautiful mess
So open up before I’m through with you


Chorus
So you, you’ve been on my mind
So you, keep me up all night
But you, you’re never around
And I feel like I’m falling down
You’re never ever around boy (repeat 4x)


Bridge
Time will find its way
Gotta keep it together
Make up your mind
So don’t leave me behind
You know this is real
Why you scared? What you need is right here


Chorus
So you, you’ve been on my mind
So you, keep me up all night
But you, you’re never around
And I feel like I’m falling down


You’re never ever around boy (repeat 8x)
So You (repeat 7x)

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Montreal, QC

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

R&B and Soul | Rock and Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics

Songs Recorded:

I Don't Care; So You; Pop Army; Radar; Right Here; Little Girl

Albums Released:

October 9, 2015

Song Placements:

I Don't Care & So You: Both songs are on 3 compilation albums and also appeared on the TV show "Sex & Ethnicity"

Other Credits:

Nominee of the Notable Awards 2015 in the 'Music' category; Nominee of the 2015 'Hollywood Music In Media Awards' with 'So You' in the Pop category; Semi-finalist of the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest with 'Pop Army' & 'So You' in 6 categories.

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Biography:

NJ Taylor is intent on increasing her pop army. With the release of her self-titled debut EP, the Montreal singer-songwriter is doing everything possible to ensure that happens.

Her single, “So You” has racked up 130,000 collective views on YouTube views for its lyric and music videos, placed in numerous songwriting competitions, and received airplay all over the U.K., but the follow-up single “Pop Army” is the biggie. The driven young artist is leading her own charge in Canada and the U.K.

“This is a reflection of our generations / Hypnotic beats get us lost in the rhyme…It will never let you down / It will always be around…Come join the pop army,” she sings.

“It’s an homage to pop music and great pop figures. I was especially inspired by Madonna, Michael Jackson and ABBA for this song,” NJ says. Platinum award winning / top charting UK DJ Cutmore has done a remix for the track as well as the top Mexican DJ J Zuart.

Other songs on the EP range from the hopeful “Right Here”, which reflects on war, natural disasters and poverty but lets anyone in these situations know they are not alone; and the anti-bullying message “Little Girl”, inspired by NJ’s own difficult years in her youth, proving it will all be okay.

The EP was made with the help of her initial army recruits: Los Angeles-based co-writer Adien Lewis, co-producer Ghislain “Gee” Brind’Amour (Rihanna, Karl Wolf, Victoria Duffield) and arranger Shahe Sinanoglu (Karl Wolf). It was mastered by Gene Grimaldi (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nicki Minaj).

NJ co-writes the modern way, via Skype with collaborator Adien, who is based in California. She puts on the headphones and dials him up, where they stay connected online for hours, choosing the beat, coming up with lyrics and melodies.

“I’ve never met him,” NJ reveals. “He found me. I did an interview on a show and mentioned I was looking for collaborators and the host did a shout-out on Twitter. Adien saw that, emailed me and we started writing together.”

NJ then goes in the studio with Gee and Shahe.

Her first-ever singles, “I Don’t Care” and “So You”, received airplay in Quebec and placement in the TV show “Sex & Ethnicity”. “So You” also reached the semi-finals in multiple categories of the Unsigned Only Music Competition, the UK Songwriting Contest (2014, 2015) and Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2014, 2015). “Pop Army” made the semis of the 2015 UK Songwriting Contest.

The singer shows an uncommon determination that is necessary in this music industry age. Attending music conferences and workshops, hiring a promotions team, and entering song competitions all over the world. Her enthusiasm for the arts was always encouraged.

"My mother is a classically trained pianist. As a result, I was brought up surrounded by music,” NJ says. “Early on, I was involved in music, acting and dance amongst other things. I took jazz dance classes for few years and I studied drama throughout high school."

Her aptitude for languages, which she studied in university, is something that enables NJ to do interviews in Italian, Spanish; French and English, and could potentially lead to guest vocals in non-English-speaking markets and to translate entire songs into other languages for herself and other acts.

“Pop was always my first love,” says NJ. “It’s what inspired me to love music. It never was a question of what genre I would go into. It just happens to be commercial,” she says. “I love what pop songs talk about — not necessarily the pop electro club ones, but I like more substantial ones that have more of a story line and yet they are fun and upbeat.”

That said, an acoustic version of the EP will be out this summer.

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