Published on November 3rd, 2022 | by MuzikScribe


Angel Taylor: Life After Trin-i-tee 5:7


Let’s hop right into this lead single, “Speak” — Tell me about this particular track; how did it come to fruition?

The track, which was produced by Rockwilder, my husband Chris Capehart and Chris and Teeve, was love at first listen. I immediately knew that I needed to get my friend, Travis Finlay, to write to it. The original song, being such a classic by Donnie McClurkin, I couldn’t wait to put my spin on it.

Of course “Speak” (hopefully) comes courtesy of your forthcoming debut solo LP — What all can you reveal and / or divulge about the upcoming said body of work?

The central theme of the album is love in all of its aspects. From God’s love, romantic love to brotherly love, we wanted to cover it all.

How then does this new material(s) either differ and / or compare to what your family, friends, fans and followers already know and love you for?

I wanted this album to be the bridge fromTrin-i-tee 5:7 to Angel the solo artist. You will hear things that remind you of the group, but there are also creative freedoms and artistic approaches in the sound and production that give the project a new and fresh feel.

As a songwriter, when you sit down to pen your lyrics where do you draw your inspiration from?

I am easily inspired by the music that I hear. I hear melodies first, and I like to get those down on track immediately. I like to write from my authentic life experiences. I share my story, things I talk to God about, and life in general.

Reflecting, tell me your whole inception into music — When did you first become interested in it? And, how did it all begin for Angel Taylor?

I’ve loved music ever since I can remember. I was told by my mom that I was humming songs before I could talk! Around the age of four or five years old, I was learning songs with my uncle at the piano.

Now you are a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, correct? So growing up in ‘The Big Easy,’ who all did / do you consider to be your strongest musical influences?

Definitely appreciate the diverse musical sounds of New Orleans, however, my strongest musical influences are Aretha Franklin, Babyface and Stevie Wonder.

In having said that, how do you classify your overall sound and / or style?

The strongest part of my sound is R&B. It’s the sound that I naturally gravitate towards. I also have gospel and pop elements that help create and round out my sound.

What particular string of events actually led up to your initial linking with both Chanelle Haynes & Terri Brown-Britton and later forming Trin-i-tee 5:7?

Chanelle and I were high school friends, so it was a no-brainer when she asked me to be a part of the group.

Switching gears here…

What do you feel has been the key to your longevity?

Jesus. There is literally no other answer!

What do you want people to get from your music?

First, I hope that they connect with some aspect of it; whether it’s the melodies, the lyrics, the beats or just the general vibe of the songs. I want to encourage the listener to be open to hearing from God.

On a more serious note, are you happy with the current state of music?

I came up in the era of music where you could actually purchase the physical copies of the music, and artists were able to put out a project and work that same project for years. Now, with the way that the industry is set up and marketed, mostly digitally, a lot of stuff is just getting thrown out there and a lot of the time, good content gets lost in the shuffle. And being such a lover of music, that’s the part that is disheartening to me. We now have to be even more intentional about making high quality music, so that it can stand out.

Do you have any other outside / additional aspirations, maybe even completely away from music?

My team and I are currently working on developing a beauty line, which I am passionate about. I am also diving into the acting world!

To date, what has been your greatest career moment(s), at least thus far anyway?

Performing on the Grammy stage, with greats like BeBe Winans, The Clark Sisters, Aretha Franklin.

Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans…

I am so grateful to the people who have supported Trin-i-tee 5:7 and myself throughout the years, and I never take them for granted. I am always gracious to everyone and love engaging with them on my social media platforms.

What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? And, why?

My favorite part is connecting with people and having a way to relate to them, whether I’m on stage performing or if they are listening to the music at home. My least favorite part is all of the politics of the business.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

You have to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is purposed for you and you are called to it, because it will not be an easy road. You also must hone and study your craft.

Lastly, what’s next for you, Angel?

New music, new collaborations, new business ventures and new touring opportunities.

Any “closing” thought(s) for our readers?

Thank you for this opportunity! I’m LoveAngelTaylor across all social media platforms. I am very grateful for everyone, and I would like to thank the people who have supported me on this new journey and thank you all new supporters as well.


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