Taylor Janzen – The Waiting Room

Taylor Janzen is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists of 2018.

Following her debut single “Stations”, Taylor Janzen has recently released her candid new song “The Waiting Room”.

It’s amazing that all Taylor needs to captivate is an acoustic guitar strumming sleepily while her voice and the writing does the rest. Her vocals are distinctive and singular; she’s gentle & careful in her quietness, and heartbreakingly raw in her power.

The writing is absolutely vulnerable, focusing on the uncomfortable patience of sitting in a therapist’s waiting room, questioning why she’s even there.

It’s an intense journey of a song that Taylor carefully takes you through, peeling back her thoughts layer-by-layer until the frustration sinks in (I got chills the first time I heard “Taking notes just to remember my name/Cause the only one who listens is the person I pay”).

It’s this white-knuckled authenticity that has been the bedrock of artists like Pheobe Bridgers & Julien Baker, and Taylor Janzen be joins that pantheon of gripping honesty seamlessly.

“The Waiting Room” is a special song, capable of digging deep under your skin, but it’s a much-appreciated catharsis from an artist truly deserving of the best this music industry has to offer.

Be sure to catch her performing with talker at Madame Siam on Tuesday, July 24th presented by We Found New Music.

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.