Russell Taylor has been labeled as a “sanger” not to be confused with an ordinary singer. Simply put, when he sings he feels it from the deepest, most soul-saturated part of his being.
So does anyone who is treated to the Rt! experience. It’s really real. He isn’t singing for social media likes or trappings. His has a true passion for the craft. His loyal fan base, loving dubbed #Souljers, will gladly second this emotion. Growing up amidst the rich musical legacy of Philadelphia, Russell absorbed the sounds and style of the artists that came before him as well as his contemporaries. From Gamble and Huff to Jill Scott, Russell has been inspired by the authentic musicianship of fellow Philly artists. Fresh off the heels of the critically acclaimed War of Hearts, Russell is set to release his 4th studio album in the Fall of 2017. War of Hearts captured the attention and hearts of music lovers, leading to sold out shows at the Apollo. After being voted one of the network’s You Oughta Know Artists in its first ever crowd sourcing contest, Russell’s music was also featured on VH1’s The Morning Buzz Live, Stop/Watch & shows like The Fosters, Degrassi the Next Generation, Atlanta Exes and Black Ink Crew.
The lead single from the new album is Thrill, which without a doubt foreshadows the tone and tenor of the album – a cerebral yet soulful thrill ride that will weave in and out of genres, mixing, matching and defying categorization.