Norwegian songwriter and powerhouse vocalist LIZZ music combine elements from pop, rock, soul and urban, and balances playfulness with vulnerability.
With her distinct style and character, LIZZ is easy to recognize and hard to forget. With more than a million streams, 9000 followers on Facebook and numerous live shows across Norway, LIZZ has grown exponentially in the last few years.
See our exclusive interview with her below:
What are four words you would use to describe your music?
Soulful, playful, emotional, romantic.
How does a song come together for you? What is the songwriting process?
When I get an idea for a song, I instantly write it down on my phone. Then I’ll pick that idea up later while I jam on my guitar or piano. Writing music has been an important outlet for me throughout my life. I write and record all my demos in the recording studio that I built in my basement. It’s my favourite spot, I spend most of my waking hours there.
What was the first album/CD you ever bought?
The album Backstreet’s Back by Backstreet Boys.
What album do you know every word to?
Again, Backstreet Boys – Backstreet’s Back!
Share some advice for other bands/artists creating original music?
Be yourself and be proud of who you are. Don’t be afraid to fail because that is how you learn and grow! Have faith in yourself, trust your own guts, and don’t give up.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
It’s humbling when people come up to me after a gig and talk to me about how my music has helped them get through tough times. That really means a lot to me.
If you could create your own radio show, what kind of music would you feature and why?
I would create a radio show highlighting underrated emerging artists. Artists who are really talented and hard-working, but are struggling to get the recognition they deserve.
Tell us about your upcoming releases?
My latest single No.2 is out on March 27th! It’s a statement break-up anthem that I wrote last year, and I hope it can inspire people to appreciate themselves more. The process of creating it has been a thrilling ride, ranging from hurtful to incredibly empowering. I hired up-and-coming songwriters/producers Johnny André Brist and OPAHL to produce No.2, and the result is an innovative blend of urban pop and rock, integrated with my singer-songwriter roots. It was mixed by Fredrik Ingebrigtsen and mastered at Sterling Sound by Randy Merrill. Brist, OPAHL and I are currently working on writing and producing my next single!
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