GET TO KNOW: Velvet Winter

Velvet Winter

Velvet Winter singer songwriter Talon Majors has had quite the life journey to end up where she is today. After a nearly fatal health scare at the end of 2015, Talon recorded her first 3 song ep with producer Doug Grean. In 2017, she ventured vocally into new terrain and named her project Velvet Winter. Talon is currently working with producers Andrew Furze and Todd Bergman. The sound is largely experimental, it can best be described as electronic soaked indie pop rock.

Velvet Winter's first single, Crystal Heart, was released in March 2017 and was well received by both fans and press.

Talon's musical roots run deep. Traveling from the cool clean mountains of Colorado to the smog filled cityscape of Los Angeles, Majors is anything but your run of the mill pop singer. Talon's voice is uniquely soothing, yet compelling and edgy. Combining cool blues tones with jazz and indie pop rock elements, she has definitely found where she belongs.  "I actually didn't start as a vocalist. My first love was saxophone, then it was drums." Talon's musical journey began at an early age. She played alto saxophone in elementary school and transitioned to tenor sax in middle school. She was gifted her first drum set by her uncle Pete at age 14. She fondly recalls the rebellious teenage 'garage band days'. "I've always loved loud music and crazy hair. I've also consistently been incredibly outspoken and somewhat of a free thinker. I learned at a young age how incredibly judgmental people can be about anyone they do not understand." After moving to Los Angeles in late 2013, Talon began songwriting. "I battled drinking and anxiety meds for years. I guess I have the classic 'artist with a broken past thing' working for me!" She laughs. Nightmares of a life splattered with abuse and addiction plagued her for years. "I hope to connect with people with troubled pasts whether its drug abuse, eating disorders, sexual orientation and others. My heart goes out to people with depression, PTSD and other illnesses that you can't see on the surface. But everyone has the power to dig deep and overcome these issues. If you live in someone elses shadow, you'll always be behind your dream."

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