Taylor Hanson believes working with Tinted Windows has improved his creativity with his own band.
The 28-year-old singer took time out from recording Hanson’s album ‘Shout It Out’ to tour with the American rock supergroup created by former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha but despite loving the opportunity to work with other musicians, Taylor has no plans to leave his family band.
Speaking about the group he formed with brothers Zac and Isaac, Taylor said: “We actually collaborate with other people all the time, mainly on songwriting but last year I went out and toured with Tinted Windows. You need to be inspired in other ways and with this side project while we were making ‘Shout It Out’, in between studio sessions I went out and toured with James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, Bun E. Carlos and Josh Lattanzi.
“What an amazing chance to get to collaborate but by no means does it take away from what I do with Hanson, we fuel each other that ability to write and be creative and to kind of know Hanson is where we each come from but I can imagine over the next however many years we’re together we will work with other people but we’ll always come back to Hanson, it’s the centre of everything for us.”
The brothers have announced plans to play a series of five shows in London in June called ‘Five of Five’ which Taylor says are in order to “give back” to their supporters because they feel like the music industry often doesn’t appreciate the fans.
He told BANG Showbiz: “We feel like London is a great gathering point for fans across Europe to come together.
“This industry is full of people who don’t have integrity behind them, they’re not in it because they love making great art. The industry in a way has turned its back on fans and real artists – what keeps us together is that we’re willing to take a hit for what we do. We’ll work the extra hours and do the business stuff so we can do the music stuff that we love.”