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North East artist Lizzie Esau has been on quite the whirlwind since emerging as a fresh-faced songwriter in 2021. Having garnered early acclaim from the likes of BBC Introducing, particularly for debut single What If I Just Keep Driving and follow-up Caffeine, Lizzie became known for her ability to change up her sound, from whimsical piano-based balladry and indie rock bangers to injecting rap and spoken word elements into songs to create an edgy and contemporary vibe.

It’s clear from her output thus far that Lizzie is enjoying finding her feet as an artist, and the release of her debut EP, Deepest Blue, this month sets out her stall from the off. Produced by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice, The Killers), the EP announces itself with intent on new single Lazy Brain, in which Lizzie’s incredible vocal soars over dreamy guitars; the brooding Roadkill is a driving rally cry; while Jellyfish’s playful vocal style and pop rock chorus shows another side to the songwriter’s versatility.

When it comes to subject matter, Lizzie’s unafraid to explore intimate themes, and the new EP touches on introspection and inner battles, from the self-doubt fuelled emotions of Lazy Brain through to the thoughtful political commentary of The Enemy.

Lizzie Esau releases Deepest Blue EP on 21st July via LAB Records. She plays several shows in the North East over the coming months, including Hardwick Festival in Durham on 20th August and Generator Live on 16th September.


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