The Key Studio Sessions: Liz De Lise

“Watching [Lizdelise] perform “Baby” as part of The Key’s Studio Sessions video series, even on my tiny little glowing screen, was a thrilling experience from start to finish. From the very first chord you are reminded of how precarious and delicate the process of performing live music can be…their performance reminded me of seeing Furious 7 in theaters…That little spin move thingy that Michelle Rodriguez does with her car? That’s Liz de Lise playing “Baby.” It’s a deft and brazen thing, requiring both dexterity and cunning, a clear-eyed vision and a sense of wild abandon. It is all crescendo and climax, something that needs to be not just heard or seen, but felt, to be believed…The recklessness with which these two musicians pursue their vision serves as a constant reminder that, at any moment, this whole thing could just fall apart. It almost seems like they’re piloting their song as close to that edge as possible just for the rush.” Casey Erixon, dsmshows

“The song [‘Baby’] maneuvers from energetic indie rock to jazzy pop, showcasing de Lise’s abilty to change vocal characters at the drop of a hat. It’s one of those compositions that keeps things interesting through playful instrumental cadences and has a great horn part to boot.” Julie Miller, WXPN’s The Key

“Philadelphia’s Liz de Lise recalls the jazz-tinged singer-songwriter era of the 1970s – Laura Nyro, Carole King, and of course Joni Mitchell – filtered through production and perspectives into something wholly contemporary.” John Vettese, WXPN’s The Key

“Super chill and artfully crafted indie, folk pop that is so soothing! Definitely an awesome mix of killer guitar riffs, amazing vocals and song structures that just blow stuff I’ve heard from this genre in the past out of the water!” Radio Static, New Release Tuesday

“Something grabs you when ‘To & Fro’ by Liz de Lise begins to play –songs with narratives that move between a sense of fateful acceptance and a downright refusal to compromise…She writes with an honesty to deliver truths that you cannot ignore.” Tom Franks, FolkWords

“Great songs, great voice. Liz de Lise combines conscience, wit and wisdom beyond her years with a voice, production values and musicianship that reminds one of Joni Mitchell and June Christy.” Mark Plante, Z 88.9 FM The Pulse of South Jersey

“…the vocals [were] wonderfully rich. Liz de Lise seemed to offer both Margo Timmins and a gentler Patti Smith in one voice…” Washington Post review of “Come, and Back Again” with David Dorfman Dance

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