Winnipeg artist Taylor Janzen is back with a video for her new single, “Designated Driver,” out now via Arts & Crafts and Glassnote Records.
The new comes from her forthcoming album, I Live In Patterns, out this year. “Designated Driver” sees Taylor Janzen working through her imposter syndrome. The personal lyrics lie at the forefront of the track, woven atop catchy pop melodies.
“‘Designated Driver’ is about a fear of failure in your relationships,” Taylor Janzen explains. “The fear that everyone you love has made a mistake by placing their trust in you. I wrote it when I was thinking about how my friends will make fun of my driving (I am notoriously an overly cautious and anxious driver), yet for some reason they will still trust me to get them home safe when they’re drunk. This song is pretty much my internal anxious monologue, convincing myself that the people around me will one day realize that they don’t like me anymore.”
Watch the video for “Designated Driver” below.
“I think that one of the most powerful kinds of friendships are the ones that continue to believe in you when you think that the best parts of you have died,” Taylor Janzen adds. “In times where I have felt chaotic and awful and like I am letting everyone around me down, I have always been able to find solace in a support system.”
In addition to “Designated Driver,” I Live in Patterns features previously released singles “Something Better” and “Push It Down.”
Taylor Janzen uses songwriting to process her feelings. Throughout her catalogue, she touches on delicate topics like mental health and emotional abuse.
“The music that I write is very honest, so it speaks for itself,” she says.