Shoes - Stephanie Jansen

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Stephanie Jansen


from the Risky EP.

2012 Toyota Star Maker Finalist and spirited songstress STEPHANIE JANSEN has emerged with yet another impressive offering from her debut EP Risky, following the success of her first single, the EP’s title track, which achieved semi-finalist status in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Stephanie’s second single release Shoes, written by Stephanie and long-time collaborator ALLAN CASWELL, is an intensely personal track about her childhood. “When you first try on a new pair of shoes, they’re stiff and squeaky, not as comfortable as your old ones,” she says. “But your old shoes are falling apart and you know you can’t wear them anymore. Growing up has always felt something like this to me. It’s about constantly reaching beyond yourself to try on something new.”