Liza Anne - Bad Vacation [Tangerine]
Called “bold in both sound and subject” (NPR), Nashville-based rock artist Liza Anne pairs the sonic palette of pop-minded indie acts like Phoebe Bridgers and Angel Olsen with the raw emotional lyrics of Fiona Apple and Feist. With her new album, ‘Bad Vacation,’ Liza Anne hasn’t just shaped her liberation, she’s completely reinvented it. The record is as defiant as it is thoughtful, showcasing a remarkable confidence and keen self-awareness as it tackles toxic relationships, destructive habits, and the exhaustion of millennial ennui. The songs here represent an audacious sonic leap forward for Liza and her band, mixing full-throated rock and roll anthems with playful new wave jams and power pop earworms, all with a hint of Americana. Produced by Kyle Ryan (Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Prass) and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck), the arrangements are poised and fierce to match, fueled by muscular guitar hooks, retro synthesizers, and wry, incisive lyrics.