PRLog - May 14, 2014 - NEW YORK -- “As emerging artists with diverse musical influences and incredible talent, Russell Taylor is the embodiment of what the ‘You Oughta Know’ franchise is all about.” - Music and Programming, VH1
"Russell Taylor, is the next generation of great tune makers." - The Huffington Post
"Russell Taylor, has long been considered a best-kept secret of NYC's indie scene" - Ebony.com
May 14, 2014 - Pop-Soul Crooner and VH1's latest "You Oughta Know Artist", Russell Taylor announces the release of his upcoming third album, “War of Hearts”. #WOH will be released on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, via all digital music retail outlets.
“On this journey, I have had some really tough lessons about the variable definition of friendship and family, recovering from broken promises, the importance of accepting imperfections and the truth about love & its bipolar tendencies,”
“Little did I know that I was also setting out to find myself; a self that I never knew needed to be found. All of my life I have followed a perceived blueprint to success: go to school, get good grades, go to church, get a job(s) make some money and be a good man. Follow this path and it will yield you happiness abound. That is my ideal heart. But, unfortunately, the same paradigm doesn’t apply to a successful life in the creative arts. There is no blueprint--no real plan. In my creative path, I am selfish, I am hotheaded, my life is unpredictable & my love is jagged & irrational. This is my artist heart; authentically imperfect”, he adds.
“I have been at war with myself for so long but didn’t know it. And realistically, this war will probably never end. But at least now I can acknowledge that it exists. Knowing is half the battle. You, I, we saved me…in this War of Hearts,” concludes Russell.
(Review Copies of “War of Hearts” available upon request)
War Of Hearts Album Tracklisting:
2. Let Me Love You
3. What She Wants
4. War of Hearts
6. Foolish Heart
8. Carry You
9. Can’t Cry
10. Ghetto Street USA
Russell Taylor is currently enjoying the success of the smash debut single "War of Hearts" and the follow up second single, “Electric”
Bullet Points on Russell Taylor
* VH1 "Big Morning Buzz Live" Performance/
* VH1 Stop/Watch (:60 seconds) Performance brought to you by Starbucks -
* War of Hearts Music Video - http://www.youtube.com/
* The single "War of Hearts" currently on VH1's + Music Playlist
* AT&T featured National commercial for single "War of Hearts" (Airing now)
* "War of Hearts" featured on The N's DEGRASSI New Generation (current Season)
* "War of Hearts" Featured on VH1's Black Ink Show
* "War of Hearts" currently playing on Centric TV Playlist
* "War of Hearts" Featured on ABC Family "The Fosters" (current season)
* Russell Taylor featured performance on SiriusXM (The Heat - Channel 51)
About Russell Taylor
Real artistry is about peeling back the layers of your soul and allowing the creative truth to take form. Russell Taylor taps into that creative space and unlocks a masterpiece in his latest musical offering, War of Hearts, on his own Indigo Blue label.
Far from a novice in the music game, Russell - a self-professed nomad - has poured out his heart and soul on the world stages, including stops in London, Amsterdam and Paris as well as famed stateside venues from The Mint and The Roxy in Los Angeles to SOB’s and Joe’s Pub in New York. Russell’
Russell's (aka Rt!) 3rd studio album "War of Hearts", includes collaborations with Grammy award winning producer Needlz (Lil’ Wayne, Bruno Mars, Swizz Beats), Tim Kvanosky of Tiny Hearts and Salakida Kali. In early 2014, Russell Taylor (http://www.mtv.com/
Russell’s creativity is not just relegated the musical genre; The Great White Way has called as well. Russell makes his Broadway directorial debut in Gems for one night only, November 8. 2012. This multi-hyphenate has also directed plays including For Colored Girls (New School University) as well mentoring urban youths of color in the arts.
Additionally, Russell has shared the stage with major artists from Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and India.Arie, to legends Isaac Hayes and Patti LaBelle; an amazing fete for an independent artist.
Real and honest are the elements that define the essence of War of Hearts and Russell has created the album he was born to make.
Connect with Russell Taylor:
Website - www.RussellTaylor.net
Facebook - www.facebook.com/
Twitter - @RsoulStar
Instagram - @RSoulStar
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