Winnipeg artist Taylor Janzen has released a new attitudinal track, “Devotion.”
Janzen says that this song is dedicated to her all-or-nothing way of loving. Like her own tendencies, she exclaims that she’s devoted her heart and soul into her newest single.
“I am the type of person who is completely unable to love anything or anyone casually. I’ve always been that way. Eventually I realized that while loving wholeheartedly isn’t a bad quality, I have a tendency to search for things to throw my whole identity into, like I’m always searching for things to control me. Things to belong to. If you’re being controlled by someone or something else, you’re less responsible for your own actions and feelings. I forget who I am and I create identities for myself based around the people and things I love. This song is about trying to find myself again,” she says of “Devotion.
Janzen had earned praise from genre-giants Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers and has been recognized in The New York Times for her debut EP, Interpersonal. “Devotion” answers all of the questions her previous singles “What I Do” and “I Feel A Darkness” left us begging for.
Hey! I’m Allen Steinberg and I’m currently based in Belleville, Ontario. I’m a Journalism & Communications student doing my four-week placement with Canadian Beats because I love writing and I love music. Outlets like Canadian Beats are important because they care about showing off smaller / newer artists who may otherwise not get much exposure. I think it really keeps them going. I also sing and play guitar in my band Arm’s Length. Happy to be here!