Lizzi

RISING STARS: One To Look Out For In 2020 – Lizzi

Soul-pop sensation Lizzi unveils her new single “Try”

Neo soul artist Lizzi continues to captivate with a stunning new video for “Try”, taken from her anticipated debut EP “After Hours”, due in April 2020. Drawing on a myriad of influences ranging from neo soul peppered with R&B, electronic and jazz, the East London based singer-songwriter and producer, crafts emotive, introspective pop that transpires naturally and organically.

She says: “Each track from the EP captures different phases of my last relationship, the highs and lows and the learning that you take away from it. The songs are definitely just as much about self-discovery as they are about relationships. The EP, ‘After Hours’, has a double meaning for me as it was heavily inspired by my last relationship which, after hours of trying for so long ended, and also because I am most creative at night time”. Born in Houston, her singing prowess was identified from a young age when singing in her local choir before relocating to England when she was ten.

Lizzi taught herself to produce with all of the tracks from her forthcoming EP starting out from her bedroom studio and co-produced the EP with several different producers weaving her signature sound throughout. Her previous single, “Longing”, was described by The Line of Best Fit as ‘fresh and beautifully entrancing’ and garnered support from BBC Introducing. Having stages across London from Old Blue Last, The Social, Bermondsey Social Club, Paper Dress Vintage to Nottinghill Arts Club, Lizzi is in the process of putting together a series of live shows across the UK very soon.

For more about Lizzi, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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