From the outskirts of Brisbane, Shanon Watkins songs are known to blur the lines between folk, rock, country, reggae and blues.
Shanon’s brand new single, 'Secret Love Of Tay Tay', is an upbeat, insanely melodic tribute to this formerly undisclosed appreciation for ‘Tay Tay’ as he so affectionately refers to Taylor Swift, who announced an Australian tour earlier today.
"'Secret Love of Tay Tay' was mostly written in my car while driving in heavy traffic, banging on the steering wheel in frustration," Shanon says.
"I was listening to a Taylor Swift song on the radio and was singing along not fully conscious that I was actually enjoying it. It happened again at a later date; I was enjoying another of her songs and discovered it was her via Shazam.
"At first I was embarrassed but now I’m not afraid to admit that I like some of her songs. For better or worse, my appreciation of Tay Tay is coming out in the open."
'Secret Love Of Tay Tay' is second track from Shanon's forthcoming album. "Filming 'Secret Love Of Tay Tay' was a blast with Freddy from Smokehouse Productions at the helm," Shanon says.
"I don't know how Smokehouse put this all together because we were all in front of a green screen for about 95 per cent of the clip and they chopped it all together like champions!"
Shanon Watkins Tour DatesFri 5 Jan - Treehouse on Belongil (Byron Bay)
Tue 9 Jan - Pacific Hotel (Yamba)
Sat 20 Jan - NightQuarter (Gold Coast)
Fri 2 Feb - Solbar (Sunshine Coast)
Sun 4 Feb - The Bearded Lady (Brisbane)