Independent Spotlight is a continuing series on Stewart’s blog. The series revolves around independent artists and bands sending their music to Brett to review. No band is promised a positive review, and all music is reviewed honestly in an effort to better independent music.
In this edition of the Independent Spotlight, we shine our gaze onto Lyzee, an Australian pop singer and songwriter with ‘high energy, passion, and a slice of crazy.’ Her latest tune is ‘Luminescent,’ a self-produced jaunt through rather excellent pop musings. Indie pop music is an oversaturated forum in many ways. Fortunately, Lyzee carves out her own place within it quite nicely. Let’s dig into the new tune...
‘Luminescent’ is very well produced, first of all, which again, is due to Lyzee’s self-production. The track is an epic culmination of her pop style and slick, polished electronic ideas. At times, I think the soundscape may be too polished - it feels predictable in some ways, and I’d love to see Lyzee experiment a bit more outside of this comfort zone. That said, the beats are really sharp and finely executed, making Lyzee’s tune memorable.
Lyrically, the track is infectious and well-penned, even if it doesn’t house too much depth or intrigue. It’s about losing someone you’ve become very close to, but the delivery of the emotions is so polished that it loses a bit of passion. I’ll concede it’s difficult to maintain a level of depth while rocking the pop aura, though, and Lyzee does it pretty decently.
Lyzee slyly moves her way through the landscape of the tune with elegant tact. She commands a unique, admirable hold over her production. She’s in control, she’s well mixed into it, and in the final moments of the track, her overlapping vocal pieces create a cacophony well worth writing home about.
‘Luminescent’ is an excellent track. Amidst the aforementioned oversaturated indie pop music scene, it’s a beacon of exceptional self-production and concrete, fully-formed creative ideas. In the future, I’d love to see Lyzee experiment deeper with her instrumental sound - this track does feel ‘safe’ in some ways. She’s also a relatively new artist, however, so I suspect that’s on the horizon. Check her out below: