Tayler Lynn dives headlong into love on her latest single and video Play It Safe — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
With moody guitar, bold piano, and sweeping cinematic lyrics, Play It Safe begins in the wee hours of an abandoned party — “Glittery dust on the hardwood floor / Solo cups from the night before” — and follows two people just beginning to fall in love. Instead of helping with the party cleanup, the lovers leave the city, heading up north into nature. And the narrator? She knows it’s reckless but she can’t help herself — even though it feels like falling off a cliff: “I know that this ain’t safe / But we never played it safe / So inch a little bit closer / Not too far / Or we’re gonna drive over in the lake.”
“I’m just a girl who makes music in her bedroom hoping that my songs can make at least one person feel less alone,” Tayler says of her process. In fact, music began as her therapy, ever since the Windsor resident discovered her namesake Taylor Swift’s music at the age of eight.
“I’ve struggled with anxiety and mental health since I was about 10 years old, and I was bullied a lot in school,” she confides. “So, music has been the only thing that has helped me cope. I would write songs during class at school, in the middle of the night, and pretty much any free time I got. I kept them to myself for years — six years, to be exact.”
Now 23, Tayler’s released more than 20 songs online — some that she’s produced herself and others, like Play It Safe, produced by Justin Dow. With her confessional style, crystalline voice, and relatable and evocative lyrics, Tayler is a new talent to watch.