Discover & Download - Taylor Janzen

January 20, 2020
Taylor Janzen

Taylor Janzen returns with new single “What I Do” produced by Luke Niccoli (Miya Folick, Joji),mixed by Neal Avron (Brandi Carlile, Bleachers, Twenty One Pilots), and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie, Of Monsters & Men, Leon Bridges).

"What I Do…" is a song I wrote about being in a serious relationship and suddenly realizing that your issues are affecting someone else for the first time, and not entirely knowing how to change that. Musically, it’s a bit of a departure for me. I wrote it on an acoustic guitar in my bedroom, but when we got around to producing it, it seemed to take on a life of it’s own. In the end music is music and genre means nothing and I’m just happy this song is out.”

Download "What I Do..." by Taylor Janzen for free this week courtesy of Glassnote Records

The Winnipeg artist first garnered praise from the likes of New York Times with her debut EP, "Interpersonal", which was mastered by Greg Calbi (Julien Baker, Arcade Fire, Big Thief), and co-produced by Taylor.  Earlier this year, Janzen released her second EP "Shouting Matches" recorded for the first time with a full band and in a studio environment.  With further praise from Exclaim!, NYLON, Paste, Noisey, i-D  and more, Taylor kicked off the year as an Official Artist at SXSW where she performed at the Rolling Stone Emerging Artist Showcase and NPR featured her in their coveted Austin 100.

Growing up, Taylor wasn't encouraged to speak through her feelings, so turned to songwriting as an outlet. As a result, with each song we're granted an intimate and almost painstakingly brazen glimpse into the most heart wrenching pages of her diary.  She writes candidly, touching on the topics of mental health and emotional abuse, noting that, “the music that I write is very honest, so it speaks for itself.”

"The thing is, my personality isn’t as depressing as my music is,” adds Taylor. Often tweeting about Dennis Quaid (whom she interviewed for Paste Magazine), her cat Rory Gilmore and the occasional Paramore cover (one of which went viral with 25k+ retweets and got the endorsement from Hayley Williams herself), every little thing Taylor shares with the world is magic, shining a light and finding beauty in even the darkest, and seemingly mundane moments.

Download "What I Do..." by Taylor Janzen for free this week courtesy of Glassnote Records