Liza Anne forthcoming album Bad Vacation, is out tomorrow July 24th on Arts & Crafts Records. Bad Vacation marks a new sonic direction for Liza and is a hybrid of new wave, art rock and 90s indie grunge-pop and is set to establish Liza as a breakthrough independent artist and a bold young voice in mental health self awareness.
Bad Vacation has been compared to the work of a diverse range of artists from contemporaries including St. Vincent to legendary art rock group, Talking Heads. Liza recently received acclaim from NPR Music who stated, “it feels good to hear [Liza] casting off the parts of her life that bring her down,”
Liza has opened sold out runs with Kacey Musgraves and Ray LaMontagne, made her national television debut on CONAN, and won praise from Hayley Williams who asked Liza to join Paramore on their inaugural Art + Friends festival. Liza recently launched #EmotionalHealth2020 rallies – a live mental health focused interview series airing weekly on Liza’s Instagram. Each Tuesday at 6 PM CT featuring Liza with friends and collaborators including Shamir, Madison Cunningham, and Caroline Rose, with more on deck for future conversations, including Daisha McBride.
Bad Vacation is a self aware account of the emotionally difficult years that followed Fine But Dying’s success. The album reflects on her teenage years where she broke free of a repressive religious environment as well as her later self destructive years and the healing that followed. Much of the album focuses on the time on tour and where, fresh out of an exhausting relationship, which took a considerable toll on both her physical and mental health, Liza found herself often at her lowest and gained the insight that she was behaving in a way she learned to be destructive. Liza said, “I was a wreck. I was on a bender for emotional safety, not knowing that I could be my own healing space.”