Lizzie & The Makers’ sophomore studio album, embroiders their potent Southern-tinged rock with art-rock, dream-pop, and ethereal elements to spawn something all their own. Due fall 2021, it’s one of those rare records that combines single-minded artistry with broad commercial appeal.
Created around the dusky yet soaring timbre of force-of-nature frontwoman Lizzie Edwards, the upcoming LP was produced by Grammy winner Mario McNulty (David Bowie, Prince) and Cure guitarist Reeves Gabrels (Tin Machine, Bowie). Their influence, alongside the textured six-string and pedal-steel expressions of Edwards’ writing partner (and Gabrels protégé) Greg McMullen, ensure an intriguingly adventurous, hugely dynamic – and occasionally otherworldly – take on the traditional.
“We’re definitely rock ‘n roll … [But] it’s almost like when we wrote these songs they went through a David Lynch portal, and came out a little bizarre,” mulled Edwards. “So I think we’ve been on this kind of ethereal tear, but our group is really rooted in Southern rock, and some English rock.”