Taurie is a multi-faceted, multi-talented star in the making. She embodies the diverse beauty and traditions of her Nigerian Native American heritage which also enrich and influence her music which encompasses many genres including pop, R&B, Hip-Hop and more. Add to that her musical versatility, playing no less than five musical instruments – piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric bass and ukulele, as well as being a consummate singer, song writer, producer, choreographer and dancer. Still only 23, Taurie displays the personal wisdom and artistic maturity of someone much older and is fondly referred to as an ‘old soul in a young body’ by her peers and friends alike. Now this ‘old soul’ releases her new single ‘Aesthetics’ – out now and available across all streaming platforms.
Born in Staten Island, New York, Taurie embraced her artistic talent in school shows, singing, dancing and performing on stage. She grew up with her mother with whom she has an inseparable bond. Her mother is her greatest fan and a fierce supporter of her artistic journey and musical expression and inspires her to become a striking voice of freedom and unapologetic self-love of her generation. At age 11, Taurie wrote her first song which she performed in the family living room and never looked back. At 19, she found herself in an actual music studio for the first time, helping a friend mix a playlist for a party. Armed with song writing skills on the fly, Taurie was also able to teach herself how to use music studio engineering equipment to easily create beats and produce multiple songs in hours of a day, making her a natural producer as well as a songwriter and performer.
Taurie’s musical influences and inspiration include Sade Adu whose vocal range she shares, as well as the sassy sexuality of Rihanna and the epic performance skills of Ciara and Chris Brown. When it comes to her own performance, Taurie arranges and performs her own dance routines drawing in theatrical influences and contemporary steps, fusing them together to make a compelling and memorable performance. As a songwriter, she transforms a simple fleeting moment into an emotional ode to humanity, which is why she can move across music genres with her instruments to tug at emotional and relatable scenarios in her songs, capturing all audiences – R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock and even NiPop (Nigerian Pop) where she sings with the genre’s slangs and her mother’s native language.
The new single ‘Aesthetics’ was inspired by a lovely evening when driving home. She was enjoying the rays of the most beautiful and breath-taking sunset: “I heard a beat on YouTube that inspired me to write the Aesthetics lyrics to it. It brought me to a compilation of beautiful things around me and the appreciation of them. I then decided to make it a feel-good summer song” She adds “Music production for me is mood-driven. I do not force a specific time to write or produce a song. It comes to me; and I can be inspired by literarily anything.”
TAURIE will be playing a special Instagram Live Show for fans on Friday October 23rd, 2020 from 8-9PM EST. Please visit her website for more details.