Lizzie Reid / Announces debut EP 'Cubicle' on 7476 Records & shares new single 'Always Lovely'

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Emerging Glaswegian songwriter, Lizzie Reid has announced the details of her debut EP ‘Cubicle’ on Seven Four Seven Six, and shared new single ‘Always Lovely’.

Reid’s songs are microcosms of love, loss and heartbreak experienced in Glasgow’s streets, nightclubs and bars. She has supported the likes of The Staves and Nilufer Yanya and was scheduled to play this year’s Great Escape.

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Recently released singles ‘Tribute’ and ‘Seamless’ - which will also feature on the EP out January 22 - have racked up plays across BBC6 Music and on Phil Taggart’s Radio 1’s Chillest Show.

‘Seamless’ ended with Reid’s cat Ivan making an unexpected appearance, and ‘Always Lovely’ captures a similar intimacy, opening with Reid audibly exhaling. It sees Reid lilt, lullaby-like, over a pensive guitar line before exploding into life on the addictive chorus. It lands somewhere between the witty, infectious rhythm of Hayley Heynderickx and the slow-burning elegance of Angel Olsen.

Of the track, Reid said: “This song is about insecurity. Feeling like you’re not quite up to it. It’s about obsessing with the idea of perfection and worth - whether that be about your physical appearance, your personality or social identity.”

She covers similarly personal topics on her EP ‘Cubicle’. Within she reflects on a formative summer which saw the end of Reid’s first same-sex relationship.

The EP was recorded in March with producer Oli Barton-Wood (Mellah, Nilufer Yanya, Molly Payton). Aware of the increasing seriousness of the covid19 situation, Wood packed a case of microphones, leads and equipment and travelled to Lizzie’s home in Glasgow to make the record. They finished the EP just days ahead of the UK-wide lockdown.

As the world outside descended into chaos and its structures threatened to fall apart, Reid created something both strong and vulnerable that will serve to offer solace and hope in the most testing of times.

“It is really important to me that I got to make something with people I care about and that we created something amazing and genuine”.