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Liza Anne has announced her debut album, Fine But Dying. Out March 9 via Arts & Crafts, the LP is a fearless and biting exploration of Liza’s own psyche and the demons that live within it.
Recorded at La Frette studios in Paris (Feist, Nick Cave) and produced by Zachary Dyke, Fine But Dying sees Liza treading new sonic territories inhabited by unforgettable pop hooks and gritty, distorted guitar licks. To accompany the announcement, Liza has released the video for lead single “Paranoia”, a driving vignette about her panic anxiety disorder, which NPR Music called “bold in both sound and subject” and which Billboard says “presents the duality of her new pop sound and distorted guitars, illustrating the contrast between how she presents herself and the reality of the obsessive, anxious thoughts that overwhelm her”.
Liza has also announced an extensive national headlining tour in support of the record, which includes a stop at SXSW as well as performances in Vancouver and Toronto. Full tour dates can be found below.
Fine But Dying is Liza’s most confessional work to date - a portrait of a woman coming to terms with heartbreak, mental illness, and the changing tides of adulthood. It’s also an album of dualities, one that reveals an artist who is tough and vulnerable all at once.
“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.
Liza Anne has made a fan in Zane Lowe, who premiered “Paranoia” on his Beats1 show, and NYLON, who called her an artist with “the keen ability to turn even the smallest of feelings into a sweeping song.” Liza has toured with artists ranging from Margaret Glaspy and Joseph, to Bear’s Den and the Oh Hellos, and she played ACL Festival last year.
FINE BUT DYING TRACK LIST
02 Small Talks
03 Panic Attack
05 Closest To Me
06 Turn For The Worse
07 Kid Gloves
09 Get By
10 I Love You, But I Need Another Year
11 I’m Tired, You’re Lonely
LIZA ANNE TOUR DATES
Mar 12 - 17: Austin, TX - SXSW
Mar 20: Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Mar 23: San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Mar 28: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Mar 30: Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Mar 31: Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 3: Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Apr 5: Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Apr 7: Kansas City, MO - recordBar
Apr 8: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Apr 19: Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
Apr 21: Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Apr 23: Columbus, OH - The Basement
Apr 24: Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret
Apr 26: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Apr 27: Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Apr 28: Chicago, IL - SPACE
Apr 30: Detroit, MI - The Pike Room
May 2: Toronto, ON - The Drake
May 4: Boston, MA - Great Scott
May 5: Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 6: Washington, DC - Union Stage
May 9: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
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