Taylor Janzen, today releases heartfelt single and accompanying video ‘I Feel A Darkness’. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes, MIKA) “I Feel A Darkness” explores a deeper, more emotional side of Taylor discussing her mental health.
“I wrote I Feel A Darkness in my car driving home from a party, feeling completely drained and fed up. In the months leading up to me writing it, I felt my mental health slowly deteriorating and felt like nothing I did could stop it. Writing this song felt like exhaling my fears. Even if it didn’t go away, at least I could put it to words.” Taylor comments on the track.
Janzen’s current single “What I Do…” has over 3 million streams, and continues to be added to influential radio stations across the world.
She is about to embark on a North American tour in support of Beabadoobee, after recently supporting the likes of Half Moon Run, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers. Taylor will also make her UK return, with appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festival in May 2020.
Janzen first garnered praise from the likes of The 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.”