Local music duo's video showcases South Walton


Married on Valentine's Day in 2003, Chris and Gileah Taylor are Florida natives and have been recording music together since 2005. Gileah performed in the 2013 30A Songwriters Festival.

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 05:04 PM.

During the cold, winter weather, it's time to count down to days when you can lay out under the "White Florida Sun."

Bringing warm memories of sunshine, Destin husband and wife duo, Chris and Gileah Taylor, recorded a video for their song "White Florida Sun." The music video was shot locally featuring locations in Destin and South Walton.

On top of recording music, husband Chris works with his family's company, Ocean Reef Real Estate Sales, which is where the idea for the video came about.

"Our friend Richard Olivarez, who works on marketing at Ocean Reef, saw our set and got the idea to do a video for 'White Florida Sun,' " said Gileah. "He wanted to showcase our gorgeous beaches, and we could also use it as a music video."

The video takes place in Miramar and Grayton Beach as well as the harbor in Destin. Gileah even sports a Central Square Records tank top, representing the locally-owned music store in Seaside .

"We had a great time shooting the video," she said. "The weather was perfect, too. But we're spoiled by our gorgeous weather."

As an Emerald Coast native, Gileah wrote the song "White Florida Sun" for her 2005 album, "The Golden Planes," while imagining what it might be like to leave the area.

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