The Chicago Journal

Taylor Anne Swartz Inspires the World One Beat at a Time

Photo by: Joze F Barrera

Although success stories differ from person to person, they seem to have one common underlying theme—persistence. True enough, great things begin to unfold when an individual chooses to carry on despite trials and adversities. And as someone who had to fight extremely tough battles all her life, Taylor Anne Swartz resorted to music and turned her scars into badges of strength and honor. 

Musicians are known for being outstanding with instruments. But aside from having gifted hands that play beautifully, Taylor Anne Swartz has also gained recognition for having a pair that touches lives in the most remarkable way possible. In addition to that, she is blessed with a voice that not only hums wonderful tunes but speaks up about pressing issues as well. And as one of the foremost advocates of mental health awareness and environmentalism, the singer-songwriter uses her craft to empower struggling individuals and spark positive changes. 

Ever since she was ten years old, Taylor Anne Swartz has a cardiac pacemaker keeping her alive. But despite her condition, she is still grateful for having a heart that beats. And as her spirit continues to pump rhythm and life into her bloodstream, she discovered her passion and purpose—music. 

Coming all the way from Chicago, Illinois, Taylor Anne Swartz takes the music industry by storm with her radiant energy and creative soul. When she was just a little kid, the singer-songwriter already exhibited a strong fondness for music. She would have fun with the drumsets of her grandfather and father and play to her heart’s content. 

To keep her passion and interest burning, Taylor Anne Swartz began having piano lessons when she was in third grade and switched to playing drums when she reached fifth grade. And by the time she entered high school, she became one of the two females in the drumline and eventually secured a prized spot on the snare drum.

Photo by: Joze F Barrera

Just when her interest in music was blossoming, Taylor Anne had to undergo a couple of rough patches in her life. As a result, she decided to withdraw from nursing school and went all-in on her craft. And with the desire to take her potential to the next level, Taylor Anne got her mother’s guitar and taught herself to play. Soon enough, she found her voice, and her confidence in singing began to soar. 

Things were finally looking up for Taylor Anne Swartz. She started uploading her videos on YouTube and would even perform along the streets in Chicago, Hollywood Boulevard, as well as the beaches in Venice and Santa Monica. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took over, her most recent performance was during the opening for Drake Bell at Whisky A Go-Go. 

After everything that she has been through, Taylor Anne Swartz is proud of herself for not giving up. In retrospect, the challenges and difficulties that she encountered could have easily brought her down. However, she faced each one of them with an indomitable spirit. And through her story, she gives hope to those who are undergoing the same ordeals that she did back then. She wants them to know that they are not alone and that better things are coming as long as they keep moving forward. 

Today, Taylor Anne Swartz has become a beacon of strength that sheds light on the lives of many. Indeed, her music brings comfort and peace to anyone who has been feeling down and weary. 

To know more about Taylor Anne Swartz, you may follow her on Instagram or stream her songs on Spotify.

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