Posted On 29 May 2018
Hailing from Las Cruces, New Mexico, this track is a smooth electronic/synthpop single that questions the changes of love. “Keep In Touch” carries a simplistic lyrical presence, but when matched with the catchy electronic pop beat threaded throughout, this is bound to be a bop this summer. Showcasing his remarkable vocal, melodic and storytelling talents and incorporating influences ranging from Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, OneRepublic, Coldplay and John Mayer, the infectiously seductive track was co-written by Parker with the track’s engineers and producers, Harrison Boyd and Charles Harke of Shark Production.
“‘Keep in Touch’ reflects the perfect vibe for me as an artist. The song is about not wanting to end a relationship, but something’s wrong and I want the girl to tell me, even if it hurts. If we have to go our separate ways, then I hope we can keep in touch,” explains Layton
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Learn more about Parker Layton in the following All Access interview here:
Thanks for your time! So where does this interview find you? What’s on tap for the rest of your day?
Of course I appreciate this interview. I just actually just got out of a dance session/live performance practice. I will be heading over to a producers house right now to finish up a song that we started a few days ago. After that I’ll probably go back to my hotel room and practice guitar/vocals.
Overall, how do you think 2017 was for you and your career? What is one big goal you have for 2018?
2017 brought so many different learning experiences that I had throughout the spring and summer. Becoming a better vocalist and guitar player but also how to interact during live performances. It also showed me that there’s a lot of work I still need to do in order to be where I want to be at. A big goal of mine for 2018 is to have a lined up group of bookings for live shows and to travel more!
Growing up, did you ever think that this would be the kind of life that you would? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
Growing up I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do I was always involved in sports and my family’s farm recently. When I gave up on sports I decided that I needed to focus most of my time on music. I felt that I have a skill set that can make me grow more keep continuing to become a better artist. My earliest musical memories came whenever I was placed into guitar class when I was five years old. I wasn’t very interested in it at the time because I wanted to go outside and play. Eventually I picked it up back in high school.
How do you think that your hometown has influenced the kind of artist that you are today and the kind of music that you make?
Growing up in my hometown of Las Cruces, NM I don’t really think that had to do with my musical taste but my mannerisms are definitely influenced by the people that were around me such as my family and friends just treating everyone as you would want to be treated. Pretty much everyone I know listened to Pop music or Hip-Hop. Both of those genres have been blended into what it is today. I now live in Tempe, AZ where I go to ASU and where I work weekends and play during the week!
Let’s talk about your forthcoming single “Keep In Touch.” What was the inspiration for this track?
Keep In Touch stemmed from how are society functions with our communication now where it’s more digitally driven then it is face-to-face. So writing this song shows that people tend to shy away from communicating efficiently.
How do you think you have grown as a musician over the years? What has remained the same about the way you put music together and write songs?
I feel that I’ve grown so much since I started recording myself in high school playing covers or originals. With the vocal training to guitar lessons is starting to pay off from years of playing and practicing. What has remained the same about my artistry within writing the music itself I don’t necessarily sit down and write. I typically will just be thinking of what someone said to me or what I should’ve said someone in a certain situation and then I’ll type it in my notes on my phone and build upon that idea of the story that I can tell.
Do you have any upcoming live shows you would like to tell our readers about?
Right now I am in the process of setting up shows so I’ll be vocal about that on my social media pages!
We are living through a very trying and politically charged time right now so I am curious how you think being a musician gives you the most joy in life today? How do you think that music is going to reflect these challenging times?
Being musician in these times is very special, because we have social media and we have a voice as artists to put out what we think is right from wrong. Along with sharing it with others even if they don’t agree with it, I think that’s the most important part about being a musician.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
Some of my favorite artists would have to be Chris Martin, Ryan Tedder, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. I would love to work with all those artists! They are big-time performers and are at the top of the industry.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
I hope that my fans or non-fans can at least see that I’m putting in the time to put out music and I’m willing to show up and perform like it’s my last show.
Would you like to share anything else with our readers about yourself or your music?
I just want to thank all my fans for taking time out of your day to stream my music or watch my music video. It means the world to me and I am blessed to have you guys there for me.