Los Angeles, CA (March 18, 2022)
Globally renowned vocalist TAYA has released her first single, “For All My Life,” from her forthcoming debut solo album slated to release on May 27 under a new partnership with Capitol CMG. Available now along with an accompanying music video, the premiere track marks a new venture for the celebrated vocalist, in anticipation of her first full-length project as a solo artist.
The world first heard TAYA on Hillsong UNITED’s RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum global worship anthem “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” which was boasted #1 at Radio and spent a record-setting 61 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Songs Chart. Since then, her voice has become an unmistakable clarion call to worship across the world. During her tenure with UNITED, as well as Hillsong Worship, TAYA has helped steward over 1 Billion global career streams as well as performed live for over 10M people in 12 different countries across six continents.
Co-written with Hank Bentley, “For All My Life” is a soulful anthem celebrating the dependability of God and reliability of faith in times of uncertainty. The music video, filmed in TAYA’s childhood bedroom and hometown of Lismore, Australia, holds layered sentiment, evoking the singer’s foundational roots. “Some days are long/some work is tough,” the lyrics attest, “Whatever I lack/You make it up.” Through joyful melody and vocal prowess she is known for, TAYA expresses total surrender to God’s plan in the moving chorus—“I won’t lean on/My own/Understanding/I will let go/Follow/Empty handed/You say Your yoke is easy/You say Your burden’s light/So I’ll let You/Lead me/For all my life.”
“This was the last song written for the record,” says TAYA. “When I looked back over the lyrics, I realized it was my testimony put to melody. It is all about the faithfulness of God no matter the season—a song I can stake my life upon, one I will sing for the rest of my life.”
About the new partnership, Brad O’Donnell (CCMG, Co-President) and Hudson Plachy (CCMG, Co-President) said, “TAYA is an incredibly gifted artist whose voice has already carried massive songs across the globe. We are thrilled to be partnering with her as she expands her career and releases her first ever solo project.”
Recorded cross-continentally, and produced by Jon Guerra, the highly anticipated debut solo offering is composed of entirely brand-new songs co-written by TAYA.
“For the past two years I’ve been working on this, my debut album, self-titled intentionally,” she says. “Some people may know my voice but for the first time I get to share with you in my own words and my own melodies, who Jesus is to me. It’s an old school record full of stories about the faithfulness of God, His kingdom, His kindness and His mercy.”
In addition, TAYA was recently a guest artist on The Journey: A music special from Andrea Bocelli. Set for a 2022 debut, the special features a performance of “Glory Hallelujah” from her new album, as well as a duet featuring Bocelli.