A couple months ago, Taylor Janzen released her first single since the beginning of the pandemic with the cathartic “Push It Down.” The indie pop track detailed Taylor’s feelings last year, touching on the ways that isolation and unhealthy tendencies contributed to her mental health. Loads of fans were right there with Taylor, as “Push It Down” made quite a splash during its debut at Lollapalooza and saw coverage from Ones To Watch, Nylon, and more. Just in time for her upcoming tour with X Ambassadors next week, Taylor has released another intimate new single that will touch audiences and help them come to terms with any untapped feelings.
On “Something Better,” Taylor opens up about certain experiences in her childhood that have influenced the way she navigates adulthood. In the vulnerable, ethereal verses, Taylor sings, “I bleed out anger that I built up from my youth / I always knew the world was awful / I’m just scared I might be too,” before pleading for something more in the robust choruses. It speaks to that feeling that we all get from time to time, wondering if we will turn out alright and if things will be okay. You can check it out below.
Enlightening us further about the single, Taylor shares,
“I wrote ‘Something Better’ about how our childhood experiences shape who we are as adults. Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about nurturing my inner child, hearing them out, making room for them. A lot of the things I struggle with now as an adult are patterns that started from generations before me, wounds that were never healed, born from people who never learned how to heal. This song is about wanting better for myself, tending to my fears, and trying to find new healthy ways to exist.”
You can listen to “Something Better” on platforms like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music.
See Taylor on tour with X Ambassadors here.