“Closest To Me” by Liza Anne

Liza Anne ‘s new album Fine But Dying was recorded at La Frette Studios in Paris (Feist, Nick Cave) and produced by Zachary Dyke. treading new territories inhabited by pop hooks and gritty, distorted guitar licks. Synthesizing the elegant sincerity of Angel Olsen with the wry lyricism of Courtney Barnett and the unapologetic candor of Feist, the music is both tough and vulnerable, bold and withdrawn, a helping hand and a middle finger. Firing on all cylinders with distorted alt-rock guitars and explosive drums one minute, hushed and delicate the next, it’s an eclectic collection that reflects the messy complications of growing up in the modern age, as the 23-year-old grapples with the fallout of falling in love, reckons with the patriarchy, and stares down the panic disorder she refuses to let define her. ‘Fine But Dying’ is the sound of an artist taking total control of her life and her art, a proud misfit crafting an aggressively infectious kiss-off to an industry (and a society) that’s tried to box her in from day one.

“This is my woman at her wildest self album,” says Liza, and the songs on Fine But Dying cement that. Liza’s crystalline voice is alternately beguiling and jarring as she sets her distress to music on “Panic Attack” sends up the hollow phoniness of southern hospitality on “Small Talks” and sneers and snarls her way through the third-wave feminist anthem of “Kid Gloves”. Standout track “Closest To Me” is the sister song to “Paranoia”, a stirring, reverb-soaked track that shows Liza reflecting inward towards her flaws


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