Updated: Jun 2
Toronto-based artist, Taya Marquis has released her latest single and official music video “Strive.” The single aims to empower listeners to be the best versions of themselves through its raw and emotional lyrics.
With fusions of pop and dancehall, the single evokes feelings of positivity and empowerment.
Written by Taya and produced by Neo Tempus, “Strive” is a modern pop song with elements of dancehall and a reggaeton backbeat. “Strive” is found on her latest EP I’mperfect, where Taya had in-studio mentorship sessions with Young Guru (Jay-Z’s audio engineer).
Taya is no stranger to the music scene, opening for American producer and performer Taylor McFerrin and singer Tinashe, and has co-written with Ke$ha as she aims to bring depth, positivity, and empowerment to her listeners through her fierce and bold musical stylings.
“I wrote “Strive” because in hard times I’ve let my demons get the best of me. And I think a lot of us beg our demons to let us go,” said Taya Marquis. “I want people to feel empowered to pursue their purpose of why they are here on this planet Earth and STRIVE for it!”
Aside from her music, Taya loves to connect with her listeners on social media. Taya uses social media to help promote empowerment and positivity to her audiences by creating relatable and fun content. She is slated to drop a new pop, R&B/funk project later this year.
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