The true heartbreak anthem…
The rising star that is ‘Lizzie’ has written what I can describe as a remarkably beautiful, transcendent and transparent song. There’s no smoke and mirrors, no clever metaphors to try and hide what Lizzie is saying. Just pure and simple, it’s a young talented girl who sounds like she’s grieving the loss of a lover. She’s trying to come to terms with it all. It also feels like she’s scattering her brain to try and help her understand what’s happening, how’s it’s happened?
It's a beautiful piano ballad that’s accompanied by a kick drum and swirls of guitar. The piano reminds me of an Adele track, but Lizzie has adopted and created this unique sounding genre. And although it’s a slow, sad song, I can’t help but have my mind overcome with these big bursts of colours all of a sudden during the chorus. It’s like multiple cans of paint have just suddenly exploded and covered the once dark canvas with a new layer.
“Though we live two worlds apart. Feel so close but yet so far. You are. My star. In the dark” - some really powerful lyrics once again where the young singer-songwriter is trying to make sense of what’s happened. Or maybe in fact, this is before the break up, and is rather the break down of a once strong relationship. Maybe this is Lizzie, trying to come to terms with what’s going on. There’s still that little bit of closeness between the two, but they are drifting further and further apart. The person Lizzie is singing about is still a person who lights up her dark sky, but she feels like that light is fading, and this eventually brings us to the chorus where Lizzie is becoming frustrated, perhaps angry and more and more desperate for answers.
We now lead onto the chorus where it feels like Lizzie has become tired of tiptoeing around the subject of the relationship between herself and her partner and wants answers. She wants something. Anything. The words “can you” keep replaying over and over, but with a different question each time. She wants to know if she is the only one hurting, is this other person even bothered by the idea of losing her presence? She’s desperately trying to salvage the remains of any kind of relationship with this person, but is not having any success. It feels like at points she’s even wondering if her voice is getting through, and if so, is it bringing them back to her? “Bringing You To Me”.
When I discussed with Lizzie what song she would like myself to focus on, she gave me complete freedom with my choice. However she did reveal that this was her favourite song from her new E.P ‘Reflections’. And I can definitely see why she’s gravitating towards this one. It’s so raw and emotional, but remains a really beautiful song that I really enjoyed.
Great job Lizzie. Your sky may be dark, but your future is bright!
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network