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North East songwriter Elizabeth Liddle has attracted attention thanks to her crystal clear vocals and sincere songwriter style. The artist returns with a new single, Something New, which further serves to demonstrate her emotive style. Here, she reveals five songs that were playing on repeat when she was writing the track…

Lianne La Havas – Read My Mind

Just before writing Something New, I went to see Lianne La Havas play live at London’s KOKO and usually leading up to and also after seeing an artist play live I listen to them on repeat. Her music definitely had a big impact in the writing of Something New, she is such an incredible artist and her song Read My Mind from her self-titled album is one of my favourites. This song has smooth, soft vocals and leaves so much space, and I think I tried to get this feel especially in the verses of Something New. 

The Dip – O.P. Jebediah

Thinking back to the time I was writing Something New I was listening to a lot of songs by The Dip. They are one of my all time favourite bands and I don’t think they have a bad song in their discography. My favourite would have to be this one.

Cleo Sol – Promises

Cleo Sol was a new discovery for me at the time I wrote Something New. Her music is so soulful and she is still on my ‘must see’ list. Her song Promises is such a beautiful and relaxing song and I think without knowing this inspired the feel of  Something New.

Diane Birch – Nothing But A Miracle

Taken from her album Bible Belt, this song screams 70s (which I am all about!). At the time of writing Something New I was playing and writing a lot using electric keys sounds and this song has such a beautiful electric piano sound. Although Something New has more modern influences, my biggest inspiration and influences are from the 70s and Diane Birch and her music embodies exactly this! 

Lake Street Dive – Same Old News  

Finally I thought I would include a song by a band that I believe influenced Something New quite a lot! Lake Street Dive have been one of my favourite bands for many years and their latest album Obviously is so funky and soulful, which I love! I believe that their sound takes a lot of inspiration from 70s music and this is also something that I feel I do. 


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