Origin: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Unafraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, Liza’s music is an array of her experiences in both love and life thus far. This young Toronto R&B singer bares a vulnerable side to the Toronto music scene with her vocals and lyrical content.
Her four-track EP February 29 is full of emotions, bringing her listeners along this heartfelt journey with her. Liza allows us to feel with her no matter the circumstance and though these are her experiences, she wants us to relate to her. February 29 is the project you’d want to listen to when you’re deep in your feelings or want to get into that place of emotional awareness. The ease and calmness of her vocals comfortably take us on this course of love and living with love. Her vocals alongside the gentle production give us the space to absorb and ponder on the feelings she is expressing. Though displaying vulnerability, her narrative also illustrates her journey of self-growth having experienced the trials of love and life.
With an intro of keys, we can already feel what is to come. Let You Know What captures her perspective of that one person we can’t seem to let go of. Although she has been in this position before, she feels it is different and of substance as she sings, “I’ve been fiending for you / Little things you do”. She sings of how much this person means to her and though this individual may be in her past, she reminds them of how much she still wants them in her life.
Maybe it’s me
Maybe I can’t
Make you feel like catching your breath
Losin’ balance, how you missin’ your step
The way I’m fallin’ must be out of your depth
But I can’t let you go
I know it’s possible
Space and time can’t stop the way I feel for you
You is a ballad about that one person that we want, that one person we crave. She sings of her desire for this person, reassuring them that she is behind them despite the hardships. She reassures that she is not one for games – she is serious about this person. There’s no pressure coming from her end as she leaves it up to the other person, but she is willing to wait.
Got your walls up
I won’t tear ’em down
Just take your time
And let me know when you’re down
Take a leap of faith
Believe in me
Believe in we
I feel like all of us can relate to All Alone. There is this underlying pressure to do and be what others want us to be but it may never align with the dreams and aspirations that we have for ourselves. There is so much going around us yet we still feel like we’re fighting these battles alone. We ultimately know what is best for ourselves, but with this knowledge comes a sense of solitude as others may not truly get it.
I know you want the best of me
But I know what I want to be
Ride tells us of Liza’s readiness to be with this person. She has been down a similar path but this is incomparable to what she has previously experienced. There is a je ne sais quoi factor to this person which is why she is so down to not only ride for them but to also ride with them.
As much as I want to go
As much as I need to leave
I can’t watch you without me
She only dropped three tracks prior to dropping her EP (one of which, All Alone, is on the EP), so we are curious to hear more from this songstress. It can be difficult to create from the heart as it makes things much more personal, but that’s what we love about Liza – the authenticity of being intimate through her music which creates this relatable atmosphere for her listeners.