Taylor Fangmann moved to Los Angeles from a small town in Ohio to pursue her dreams of being of an actress and singer. Just a few short years later, she is seeing those dreams come to fruition. Recently, I had the chance to interview this young starlet on her passion for music, her advocacy for Down syndrome awareness, and her plans for 2023.
1.Tell us how you got started in the industry.
I got started in the industry back in 2018. I went to an awards show and realized this was what I wanted to do. I started vocal lessons and eventually that lead to acting and has now come back full circle to music.
2. You recently released an original song. How did you decide to start recording music?
Well music has always been something super important to my life, with having my great grandma, teaching me my love for music. When we first moved out here, I was in originally taking vocal lessons and then she suggested us an acting studio and then Covid hit so I kept up with acting but put music on pause.
3. What is your songwriting process?
My songwriting process is a little bit random honestly. whenever I’m in the studio I have a co-writer and she’s awesome and helps me finish out my ideas and lyrics to fully complete a song, but a lot of the times I get random inspiration just from silly little things.
4. Will you be releasing more music in 2023?
Absolutely, just keep your eyes open as soon as February.
5. You are also an actress. If you had to choose just one thing would you choose acting or singing?
If I had to choose music or acting, I would probably have to say music. Singing and music has always been something so close, and dear to my heart.
6. You lend your voice to bring more awareness to Down syndrome. Why is that important to you?
Well, 4 years ago we found out before my little sister Averie was born that she was going to have Down syndrome. Whenever I would look up things about genetic disorder, a lot of bad stuff is talked about Down syndrome. Now knowing Averie and having the privilege of knowing others with Down syndrome that is not the case. I would like to change the perspective of how people view individuals with Down syndrome and other special needs.
7. What is the one misconception people have about Down syndrome?
I think one of the biggest misconceptions about Down syndrome is individuals who have Down Syndrome are unable to achieve the same things as everyone else. Which is completely wrong! They are just as able as anyone else.
8. Let’s ask a fun question– What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
One thing that people would be surprised to know about me is that I am a huge football fan! Growing up in Ohio it was a big part of a typical weekend for my family.
9. Do you have any upcoming projects?
Right now, I’m really taking time to focus on music, so there will be a lot more releases in the coming months.
10. Where can we follow you?
All of my socials are @Taylormfangmann