While channeling the guilty pleasure of throback Brandy, Mariah, and Destiny's Child, LIZ is a born and raised valley girl by way of Tarzana, CA, making ageless pop gold. She effortlessly adopts modern R&B's glossiest melodies and subtly infuses the street banger to create tasteful post-ratchet lollipop sounds. Guided by some of music's most progressive curators, LIZ thrives in the grey area between serious artistry and the kitsch thinking production. The resulting aesthetic has no need to proclaim itself as genuine or honest. In the end, we see an artist that's quite frank in reminding us that music should simply make us feel good. LIZ unapologetically displays a thoughtful play on Y2K R&B Pop with shades of forward.
You may be familiar with LIZ after she opened for Charli XCX last year. Her free EP Just Like You has a really awesome mix of very fresh and current production with early 2000s R&B inspiration--hence "Y2K." I was not impressed with her first offerings at all, but the new EP is so good and free so might as well try to recruit!
Here's some ideal samples. Got DLs if anyone's interested (though I'm hesitant to xxxpose her early Natalia Kills-y cringe persona):