Bree Taylor stands on her own two feet in her new anthem of independence On My Own — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Bursting with a catchy, head-bopping chorus, On My Own is a tale of empowerment for anyone who might doubt their ability to do it alone. “I originally wrote this song about being fed up with disappointing dating experiences and wanting to just get to a place of being OK on my own and not needing someone to ‘complete’ me,” the Canadian country songstress 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 OK with one’s self in life on our unique path. 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 OK 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.”
Taylor knows about resilience firsthand — and in a unique way, given her craft. “I am a singer who has hearing loss and wears hearing aids,” she 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, 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! My hearing aids have allowed me to keep going as a singer and musician, regardless of my hearing disability.”