Laura Saltman from Access Hollywood recently interviewed Taylor.
Saltman and Hicks talk about the groove, the recording process and more.
After the interview I was handed a tape of some footage of Taylor actually recording in the studio. I watched it and got to listen to him working on two cuts, one fast, one slow. There is Taylor, sitting alone in the sound booth, surrounded by candles, head phones on. What struck me as funny, as he sang, was how even when he is recording in the studio, Taylor just cant keep that neck from popping and the hands from moving. His Taylor-isms still come through even though he has no audience.
Maybe there is a reason for that. You see, Taylor explains that for him making albums is just a means to an end, it’s getting out in front of a live audience where he comes alive, “I’m a live performer, I’ve always been a live performer. The last ten years I’ve always wanted my albums to lead the people from listening to the CD into the live format, into the performance, into the shows.”
You can read the article in its entirety here @ accesshollywood.com