Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Aug 7th 2009 3:00PM by Steve Baltin
Like any famous offspring, Taylor knows the specter of his parents will always be there. "There has been and always will be a huge amount of pressure as long as I do music to live up the example that both of my parents set," he admits. "But I think that most of that pressure is internal. It comes from me and so long as I recognize that it's easy to cope with. I'm very, very proud to be who I am."
Part of dealing with that pressure, for Taylor, is humor. "The best way is just accepting it and being who you are and at times when it becomes difficult I think the saying is, 'If you've gotta tell them the truth, better make them laugh.'"
It was with that sentiment in mind that he wrote 'Wicked Ways.' "When you're a sort of sensitive singer-songwriter, you need an opportunity to be taking yourself less seriously on stage, sort of an antic song, an antidote to so much morose folksiness," he says.
But the song has taken on a life of its own and become a favorite in his live show. And he's gotten some very favorable response to the track. "Fans sometimes come to shows with 'You can have your wicked way with me' signs," he says. Kinky.