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 read more