This Record Changed My Life

By | October 3, 2012

The Music Network

Taylor Hanson | Artist
Otis Redding – The Dock Of The Bay

It’s just an incredible song and it’s so much about his performance and the emotional connection he makes when he sings that song. I was probably ten or eleven when I first heard it. Otis Redding is one of the great vocalists and songwriters of his generation and he had such a short window of time where he made music; I think that also shines a great light on the music he had made. He died when he was 26 in a plane crash and the music that he made, especially in the last two years –  I mean his songs are still covered, his records are still influencing music, so I think it’s that aspect of his inspiration on the Earth, for me. It’s about writing music that lasts, writing songs that are repeated down the line, and that’s what we’re trying to do.

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