Taylor Janzen

Taylor Janzen

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Taylor Janzen - Stations

“The powerful simplicity of a voice, a guitar, a restrained melody and a raw emotion has been rediscovered by songwriters like Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and now Taylor Janzen.” - The New York Times

Growing up, Taylor had a religious upbringing in Winnipeg, MT attending a small school up until graduation. Her family and friends never talked to one another about difficult things they were experiencing in life, and if they ever needed help, they turned to religion for answers.

Unable to talk through her issues in mental health, Taylor turned to songwriting as an outlet and, as a result, with each song on "Interpersonal” we're granted an intimate and almost painstakingly brazen glimpse into the most heart wrenching pages of her diary. She writes candidly, “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 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, finding beauty in even the darkest mundane moments.

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Genre: Folk
Subgenre: Alternative
From: Winnipeg, MB, CANADA