Released May 19th, 2015
Liza Anne has quietly crept up to become one of my favourite go-to songwriters to accompany the introspective, lonesome stillness of night (I seemingly find solace in music about, and to mend, the broken heart). Her second release Two is a masterclass in such regard, a breath-taking marriage of intimate beauty, hushed, reserved vocals and shimmering layers of instrumentation.
"Lost" perfectly embraces these strong emotions, covering you with a wistful yet warming romanticism that's akin to the most welcome of hugs after a long, weary journey. As ever, Liza's music lingers long after it finishes, haunting, delicate and completely gorgeous.
“Room" is a restrained and deeply personal statement from the start, "I Should have known you didn't want me" Liza sings at one point with her helpless voice entwined around widescreen guitar textures and increasing percussion, tales of repeated heartbreak have rarely sounded so good.
The galloping beats of “Northern Wind” and "Take It Back" see Liza expand her palette, with the latter’s shimmering electronic textures and an increasingly bold rhythm section a joy to behold around her ever-pure vocal and defiant lyrics. "Ocean" those takes things back with the noise of London’s Underground the back-drop to an intimate tale of vulnerability with Liza's evocative tones echoing around twinkling piano and lush strings.
If you like an artist to bare their soul, full of powerful lyrics and exquisite harmonies then look no further than Liza Anne.