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INTERVIEW: Lizzie Weber

Hi Lizzie, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been well, thanks! Appreciate you having me.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “You”?

“You” is the lead track off my forthcoming three-song EP. I’ve always wanted to do a short, acoustic EP, and the theme of these songs in particular gave me the opportunity to fulfill that desire. Really excited to finally have the first track out in the world!

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yes, the end of a relationship that I subconsciously knew was doomed from the beginning.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes.. Stay tuned!

Why naming the album after this track in particular?

I chose “You” as the title track because although all three songs were written after reflecting on love, loss, grief, and regret, I felt the focal point of the three should be on the song that was the most cathartic for me to write which was “You.” I remember trying the song out for the first time four years ago at an open mic back in St. Louis, and not even being able to finish the song because it was so literal, too raw to even sing. After that moment, I stopped playing the song for three years, I wasn’t interested in revisiting any of it. Finally, enough time had passed that I was ready to record and share it, and here we are.

How was the recording and writing process?

As I mentioned, I wrote these songs a few years ago. While I had the structure settled, I still toiled over how to produce the songs. I ended up deciding that “You” would have the most involved arrangement out of the three- experimenting with an Americana/Spaghetti Western vibe and I’m very happy with how it turned out. The remaining two are truly acoustic in nature. It was my first time producing my own work– so a bit nerve-wracking but empowering at the same time.

What role does Seattle play in your writing?

Seattle is so culturally and musically diverse–it has definitely influenced my writing and desired accompaniment for my music. I’ve become more open to sonic experimentation. Perhaps it’s a combination of my environment and personal growth that’s made me want to step a bit more into the unknown, musically and personally speaking.

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Reflection on life, choices, and love. I always find that I am able to confront the uncomfortable feelings we experience in life through music, so when writing the lyrics I try to reflect that honestly.

Any plans to hit the road?

I might be doing some more touring this fall, but for the most part will be focusing on my second full-length album.

What else is happening next in Lizzie Weber’s world?

After the EP is out, I’ll be releasing a double-single this fall consisting of a collaboration with one of my favorite artists. Following that, my next full-length album. Truly excited for it all. So I hope everyone out there stays tuned!

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