By releasing her sophomore album, Coping Mechanisms, Tayla Parx continues to add her stamp in the industry. Adding two Grammy nominations to her list of accomplishments, with HAIM for Album of the Year, and John Legend for Best R&B Album, the exciting news came a few days after her sophomore album dropped.
With writing for great artists such as Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, and BTS, Tayla continues to be a force to reckon with. Before releasing her album, Parx released A Blue State, a compilation project reflecting her mood and the state of politics. Parx pays homage to Kirk Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Lauryn Hill.
Since 2017, Tayla has pushed expectations, and boundaries, generating millions of streams and earning recognition from critics, peers, and fans, even First Lady Michelle Obama. Earning critical acclaim from NPR, MTV, Refinery 29, and more, Coping Mechanisms shows us how to cope with a failed relationship. Before the release of the album, Parx dropped a few tracks, including ‘System,’ ‘Residue,’ and ‘Dance Alone.’
While working on this project, Parx also worked on something else: herself. In doing so, she realized that it is okay to take time away for yourself and to practice self-care.
“I’m ever-changing. I’m unwilling to let my creative side die—ever. I’m a businesswoman. I’m a brand. And I’m a human. I’m working on being a better one all the time too. I’m going to allow myself to continue to evolve. My message is, ‘It’s okay to not be okay sometimes.’“
If you haven’t listened to Tayla’s new album Coping Mechanisms yet, you can find it here.
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