Lizzie Reid – Bible
Just over a year since the release of her debut EP Cubicle, Lizzie Reid returns with Bible: a beautifully poignant journey that shows Reid’s strength to develop, whilst keeping the entrancing sound of her previous work.
In her words, Bible ‘forces me to look at myself through someone else’s eyes’ in the anxiety that arises in the return to love. As the title suggests, religion blends in with intimacy, with the heart-achingly personal devotion of lines like ‘I’ll show you my childhood’ / ‘I promise to feel yours like you do’ blossoming later into the forlorn desperation of ‘I feel the gods have got it wrong’, weaving one faith against another.
In reflecting this personal struggle, Reid’s performance angelically captures personal anguish, both capturing the warmth of verses alongside the comforting guitar and soft percussive accompaniment, before reaching the peaks of previous tracks like Cubicle with harmonious, emotionally piercing choruses.
Delivering even more excitement for her performances at The Glad Café and Sonic Wave, it’ll be hard to not keep ears open for this more-than-promising artist.
Words by Jacob Rose
Photo by Matilda Hill-Jenkins
23rd March 2022