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Taylor's Soul Sounds Coming Soon

Taylor's Soul Sounds Coming Soon

Taylor put on quite a show on GMA this week at The Hard Rock in Times Square. But doesn't he always? He sings, he dances, he plays the tambourine. He is his own one man band. Recently we posted a sneak peek to his music from his debut album that comes out on December 12th. Now he's revealing more about his music. Here's more:

Hicks, 30, will sing his versions of the Smokey Robinson classic "Ain't That Peculiar," originally performed by Gaye; "Wherever I Lay My Hat," written by Marvin Gaye, and "Dream Myself Awake," by Rob Thomas. Also included is "The Right Place," written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance for Ray Charles shortly before his death.

The songs "Soul Thing" and "The Deal" were both written by Hicks and released on his second independent album, Under the Radar, before he auditioned for the FOX talent hunt.

[He says,] "It's my take on modern soul music. My album takes pieces of what I learned from Ray (Charles) and from what I hear in today's music. I like some John Legend, Ambulance LTD. I like some of the modern beats of Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. I like some John Legend. My musical sensibility goes way beyond the two minutes of Idol."

Who knew he was a fan of JT and Christina? That would be a fun collaboration. Although Taylor looks like he's doing just fine on his own. We can't wait to hear more of Taylor next week. For more pics of the performance just


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SakuraClow SakuraClow 9 years
i am so upset...rob thomas' music is way too good for this moron (no offense to anyone who is a fan)
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
I don't like him. I still refer to him as the big hairy turd that won't flush away.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
I may be alone in this, but I really don't like him. Also, I read an interview with him dissing Idol, talking about how it was just some kind of exercise and that he was famous without it. Pch yeah right! ~* “I think the thing to do is to enjoy the ride while you're on it.” -Johnny Depp *~
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 9 years
Loved Taylor on AI! he was my pick from the beginning
coconutmonkey coconutmonkey 9 years
I love Taylor Hicks. He's sexy when he performs. \ And I love The Office too. Dwight is the man. I want Pam and Jim to get back together please oh please!
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 9 years
i love taylor too!!!
JennaV JennaV 9 years
ohsuri.....Jim Halpert is sooooo :drool: worthy. The Office is the best show on tv right now!
ohilovemybabies ohilovemybabies 9 years
I think he is kinda cute too...
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
I think he is cute. ____________________ Cause I said so.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 9 years
He looks so old.
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
Great picture JennaV.. I LOVE the Office. No one in my family gets why I laugh so hard!! DWIGHT ROCKS!!!!
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
He rocks the house. America definetly got it right with this guy. I liked Chris too.. but he is doing better without Idol!! SOUL PATROL!! Taylor desereved so much more than that snoty Katherine!!!
sashak sashak 9 years
the only reality tv I like is HGTV. I am sadly addicted
sashak sashak 9 years
I refuse to watch AI so I have no idea if any of these people have any talent
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I love him! He was way better than Katherine and Chris.
Isabella-Welling Isabella-Welling 9 years
haha! i love him,i think it's his personality&dancing that m,akes me like him so much!:)
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
blah!! He was one of my least fav! I wanted a Chris & kat finale!!
sashak sashak 9 years
I liek that pic of him dancing on stage! I like people who can be goofy when they perform! :)
Autumn87 Autumn87 9 years
Me too, ohsuri! :) Yay for Taylor, my 2nd favorite from American Idol (Chris is first, lol)!
sashak sashak 9 years
well, I was gonna say "what he can't write his own songs?" but then I scolled back up & re-read the post. Still, you can't have a album full of covers, esp. not a debut album
ohsuri ohsuri 9 years
I like him!! :)
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