Don’t you just love it when you put on a song, and from the first beats, you just know it’s gonna be a good one? Rhetorical question, actually, because who doesn’t? There are few things in this life more exciting than discovering a really good piece of music, which is why we’re wasting no time in telling you about our most recent discovery – Lyzzie.
This young up-and-coming musician from Toronto, Canada, takes a page from the examples of fellow female greats like Billie Eilish and The CHVRCHES. And you can feel that in her music, but you also hear something uniquely hers. This is one artist who won’t just toe the line but set her own path through her deeply emotional, meaningful songs.
“Graveyard” is just that kind of song, delving into the never-easy subject of mental health issues, which is a common theme for this young artist.
Should I share,
Would you care,
would you be open-minded?
Thus begins the song “Graveyard”, immediately outlining a theme of vulnerability, but also a deep feeling of loneliness in the singer. Would you care? Lyzzie asks us, and as it happens, we do. Precisely because we know what it’s like running into people who don’t actually care about you. From the very first lines, “Graveyard” is one of those powerful songs that speak straight from the heart, and make no concessions. The good kind of song, that you just won’t be able to get enough of. But that’s alright, ‘cause there’s more where that came from. At present, Lyzzie is hard at work in the studio, focusing on her very first 4-track EP. All of the artist’s songs deal with complex mental health issues, abuse, navigating difficult relationships, depression, and disappointment.
A former child star gymnast, Lyzzie suffered a serious accident aged 11, which left her with serious neck injuries, and incapable of ever participating in gymnastics competitions ever again. Rather than let that get her down, however, the young girl focused all of her energy on a passion she hadn’t had that much time for, until that point. Music.
“Graveyard” is what came out, and we strongly recommend you give it a listen. Because very rarely will you find an artist of such talent, resilience, and intelligence. Because that’s what you’re hearing in every last line of “Graveyard” – a young woman with an old soul, who understands the terrible sorrow, but also the incredible hope of being human.