Taylor Janzen has hit the nail on the head with her new single “Push It Down”!
This relatable pop single is equal parts peppy and cathartic. Taylor uses a glossy, upbeat melody and catchy lyricism to express the difficult feelings she’s encountered over the past year. The lyrics speak on the experience of being a young adult in the middle of a tough time; trying to keep it all together and hide the cracks from the outside world, while internally feeling your worst.
“Writing "Push It Down" felt like the mental reset I’ve long needed... although in hindsight I wasn't ready for one at the time. It came together by myself in my room — about my rapidly declining mental health amidst my quarantine-induced brain fog — then immediately put it away and forgot about it. The song is about grasping at anything to feel better, and in the process enabling all my unhealthy tendencies... things like not taking accountability when I’m wrong, impulsive behaviours, isolating myself, refusing to do things that are good for me. A behavior that is unsustainable.
I think a lot of young people are as excited about the return of normalcy, as they are nervous about breaking the now-familiar comfort and safety of less social interaction. I think “Push It Down” can be the cathartic soundtrack to the millions of young people around the world that will have to “shine it on” just a little longer.”
We love Taylor’s honesty on “Push It Down”. Her ability to channel her feelings into her music in a way that her listeners will not only understand, but also appreciate is admirable. This is the kind of music we need more of!