The hotly-tipped Newcastle based Lizzie Esau recently released her debut EP 'Deepest Blue', a collection of five excellently produced songs that serve to bring Esau's distinct and captivating vocal to the fore.
Opening with the brooding 'Lazy Brain', the stall is set as the listener is taken on a whirlwind tour of the talented performers sharp lyricism. 'Roadkill' introduces the powerfulness of her voice while third track 'Jellyfish' opens with a foot stomping riff; the track shows that Esau can also bring an attitude to her delivery before revealing an earworm of a chorus. 'Killer' is perfect girl-pop while the final track, 'Bleak Sublime' should need no introduction with it deservedly having racked up almost half a million listeners on Spotify alone since its release as a single back in January.
About her direction, Lizzie herself says: "Over the past few years, I’ve been finding my voice and my own sound. I’ve worked at my music for too long to start people pleasing now. Industry buzz is great but human connection is better."
'Deepest Blue' was produced by Steve Grainger and mixed by Iain Berryman (Wolf Alice, King Of Leon). This collaboration has really served not only to define Lizzie Esau's powerful sound but also shares her ambition as a songwriter.
With additions to Spotify playlists and being in the midst of performing live at twelve festivals throughout the summer, this really is an exciting time for the artist who seemingly has the world at her feet.