An Interview with Actress and Singer-Songwriter Maren Taylor Reed

Meikhel Philogene
4 min readJun 23, 2022

Dallas-based artist, Maren Taylor Reed is a beauty influencer, actor, and singer-songwriter. She is currently working on a full-length album. Her first single, “Call Me (All the Time),” was released on May 5th, 2022. It’s a mixture of Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B. Reed’s style has been compared to top female artists like Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj. Gold Record-winning artist, Sam Harvey, produced this gem of a track.

With her single, “Call Me (All the Time),” out now, we took some time to hear more from Maren Taylor Reed. Read below to learn more about Maren Taylor Reed, the story behind her single, and what’s to come.

Hi Maren Taylor Reed! Let’s start with how did you get your artist name?

My mother and father gave me the name. Maren is a family name meaning “star of the sea.”

What city are you from and where are you based now?

I was born and raised in Arlington, TX. I am currently residing in Dallas.

At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music? How did you get started?

I have always loved to sing. When I was a toddler, I would sing songs from “The Little Mermaid” at the top of my lungs on my swing set. I took voice lessons on and off throughout my life. At twenty-three, I had finally found my perfect voice coach and mentor, Damon K. Clark; he helped make my dreams a reality.

Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?

I remember the first time seeing Beyonce in the movie, “Pink Panther.” Her hit single, “Check On It,” would play nonstop in my living room. I would wear my mother’s high heels, a feather boa, lipstick, and anything pink to imitate her. I remember begging my mother to go to Blockbuster to rent her documentaries. Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Marina and the Diamonds, and Lady Gaga also played a profound role in my childhood.