When you’re going it alone, sometimes all you need for that extra pep in your step is an encouraging anthem about independence. Thankfully, Toronto country songstress Bree Taylor delivers just such an antidote with the release of her brand-new single, “On My Own” – available now.
Bursting with a catchy, head-bopping chorus, “On My Own” is validating to anyone who might doubt their ability to do it alone. “I’m ok on my own/ I can do this alone/ I’ll find the road that will lead me home/ Because I’m ok on my own,” Taylor sings as an affirmation.
“I originally wrote this song about being fed up with disappointing dating experiences and wanting to just get to a place of being okay on my own and not needing someone to ‘complete’ me,” she shares. “The song was written almost four years ago now, so its meaning has taken a turn for me in the time since I originally wrote it…
“Now, the song means more to me on a level of being okay with one’s self in life on our unique path,” she continues. “That, no matter what we go through, the relationship with ourselves is most important and determines our outlook on a situation.
“I want people to know they’re okay on their own in life, regardless of the circumstances, and that no matter what we’ve been through, we are strong and capable of getting through on our own.”
Bree Taylor knows the matter of resilience first-hand in an ultra-unique way given her craft and shares that practicing self-love and self-care have been something she’s had to learn along the way as important pieces in the puzzle of life.
“I am a singer who has hearing loss and wears hearing aids,” Bree Taylor explains. “From the age of six years old, I knew I wanted to be a recording artist and have a career in music; I endured ongoing hearing loss as I got older, however, and underwent several ear-related surgeries throughout my childhood.
“I, unfortunately, had a doctor who did bad surgical work on my ears, despite being told by my parents I had dreams of singing professionally. By the time I turned 16, he didn’t know what else to do with me and referred me to my current specialist, Dr. Halik, who gave me two options after hearing my story: more surgery and risk my hearing entirely or get started with hearing aids. I decided on the latter and have never regretted my choice for a second.
“I completely changed once I was finally able to hear properly!” she continues. “My hearing aids have allowed me to keep going as a singer and musician, regardless of my hearing disability.”
Having trained with legendary vocal coach to the stars, Bob Garrett in Los Angeles, as well as Lorraine Lawson in Toronto, Bree Taylor’s new single “On My Own” comes on the heels of 2021’s “Kryptonite” — a song that explored how someone who can be bad for you can be irresistible at the same time, and how the magnetic attraction with someone can grab ahold of you despite your better judgment.
With a career and a brand built on authenticity, honesty, and resilience, Bree Taylor’s creative ambitions have no limitations. No matter what life throws at her, she is and always will be a fighter and she will keep writing songs, keep singing, and will remain truly unapologetically Bree.
Her new single “On My Own” is available now.