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A Raw And Reflective Pop Journey Into The Vulnerability Of Stewart Taylor

Stewart Taylor doesn't just make music; he creates experiences. Known for his electrifying presence and unapologetic persona, Taylor's latest single, "Nightmares," takes listeners through the tangled web of insomnia and vulnerability.

Taylor confronts his inner demons with gripping honesty in this marvelously sung and impeccably produced track. As he battles the specters, anxieties, and insecurities that haunt his sleepless nights, he finds solace only in his lover's touch. "Nightmares" isn't just a song; it expresses sensitivity and the quest for genuine human connection.

With pulsating beats and soulful vocals, Taylor's performance is a masterclass in vulnerability. He skillfully navigates the nuances of same-sex desire, painting a vivid picture of longing and passion. Director Benjamin Farren's accompanying visual captures the intensity of Taylor's emotions, from the flash of lightning to the intimate moments scribbled in his notebook.

But Taylor is a storyteller through and through. His music invites listeners into his world, where raw emotions reign supreme and authenticity is king. From the provocative "Mess Your Hair Up" to the outrageous "Cover Boy," Taylor fearlessly embraces his hedonistic impulses while exploring the depths of the human experience.

In "Nightmares," Stewart Taylor proves once again that he's more than just a pop singer—he's a force to be reckoned with. With each note and inflection, he invites us to join him on a journey of self-discovery and unbridled passion. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride with Stewart Taylor—it's a night you won't soon forget.

What a beautiful, vulnerable single you've released with "Nightmares." What moments or experiences inspired you to create this passionate song?

Thank you! Real nightmares inspired the song "Nightmares" I was experiencing then. I’ve struggled on and off with depression and anxiety for most of my life, and things got worse when my boyfriend left town for a work trip. When he returned, I was back in his bed, sleeping soundly for the first time in over a week. The next morning, I turned to him and said “you took the nightmares away.” The song practically wrote itself after that. 

What was your favorite part about creating the uplifting single "Nightmares?" Which point of the process was the highlight for you?

Initially, the most exciting part was writing the song with my co-writer Ben Samama. Once the melodies started flowing, the song was done in under an hour. Those moments feel like Christmas morning to me. Filming the music video was another highlight because working in film is my second love. 

What was your experience collaborating with Benjamin Farren for the "Nightmares" music video? How did he help bring the visuals to life?

Filming in DTLA with my director Benjamin Farren for the music video was a dream. I’ve done several projects with him, and he’s not afraid to let me get behind the camera and co-direct. I plan everything with him, from concept to execution. He lights and films the entire shoot, I style everything with my designers, and then I help edit the final video. He’s also a huge LGBTQ+ ally, and we have a lot of fun making magic together. 

How did you want "Nightmares" to feel and sound? What was your goal regarding the song's instrumental vibe and listening experience?

My producer MADS and I wanted this song to feel like a relaxing drive through the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. We pictured a sunset over the ocean, dream-like synthesizers, soulful vocals, and a love song blasting out the windows. 

Why did you choose to release "Nightmares" as your first single of the year? How does it set the tone for your year ahead?

I chose Nightmares as my latest single because it helped me through a difficult time. Many people feel lonely and struggle in silence, and sometimes all it takes is having a friend, a lover, or even a pet beside you to help lift you up. I hope this song helps!


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