Chicago-based genre bending artist Taylor Bennett has shared his new single, “Fall Short”, the first taste of his forthcoming album, Coming of Age. “Fall Short” arrives as an amped up summer anthem blending alternative, rock n’ roll and hip-hop over a buoyant warm beat. It’s a testament to Bennett’s ongoing quest to push boundaries, defy genres and not be contained by cultural norms.
In a recent Instagram post, Taylor shared, “Almost 4 Years since I’ve released a Body of Work. I wouldn’t be honest if I said I’m not nervous or anxious, but that feeling is something that has become too unfamiliar in My Artistic field (Music). I have never enjoyed the idea of Labels & especially Genres. Like, really think.. was Broadshoulders a “Rap album”? “Dancing in The Rain” could be placed in many Genres & I wrote that when I was 18🙁. DONT BOX ME IN, because when YOU DO it CAGES US ALL. I’ve been fortunate these past few Years to get in touch with “Who I want to be”/ “Who I dream I can Be”. When I first started creating Music I didn’t have Hundreds & Thousands of Fans/Followers, It was easier to take creative risk. I don’t want to turn my like counts off & I don’t want to portray someone I’m not. I want to Be Myself & if I “Fall Short” I’m in Gods Hands.”
Today also marks the start of Taylor’s US tour in partnership with Champion® Athleticwear, “Be Yourself, Be A Champion.” The tour is a labor of love that will encourage fans to embody Champion’s “Be Your Own Champion” spirit by embracing their unique style with the confidence to play by their own rules.
As part of the tour, Taylor and Champion will debut a limited-edition capsule collection that includes crewnecks, hoodies, shorts and t-shirts. The collection will be available starting on April 7 at https://taylorbennett.co/. Concert tickets are open to all currently enrolled college and university students. For more information and RSVPs, visit: https://taylorbennett.co/champion-tour/.
“I’m so excited to partner with Champion,” says Bennett. “Some of my earliest memories are accompanied by Champion clothing. This partnership is the beginning of Great Clothing, Great Music, and a Great Tour!”
Be Yourself, Be A Champion 2022 Tour Dates
4/1 – Atlanta, GA – Emory University
4/8 – Newton, MA – Lasell University
4/11- Columbus, OH – Ohio State University
4/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Peppermint Club
4/24 – Boston, MA – Northeastern University
5/11 – Washington, D.C. – Union Stage
5/13 – New York, NY – SOBs
5/21 – Chicago, IL – Northwestern University