FOLLOWING the release of ‘The Kitchen’ earlier this year, Linzi Clark has returned with her second solo offering and it’s a beautiful continuation of where she left off.
‘Balancing Act’ presents the singer-songwriter at her most raw and vulnerable – reflecting on her own personal identity and sexuality, where she fits in and how to find that elusive sense of belonging. Elevated by Bovine’s rich, Americana-tinged instrumental – gently twanging guitars, a twinkling piano melody and steady drums allow her luscious vocals to shine before it all comes to a glorious crescendo in the closing seconds.
It’s a song that feels deeply revelatory but open to interpretation at the same time – a deft balancing act some would say.
In her own words “‘Balancing Act’ was written over lockdown. It was a very free-flowing process that felt very organic – the song seemed to present itself to me rather than me having to go in search of it. The lyrics were easy because it was my story, my truth in a sense.”
“The song tackles themes of identity and the struggles of navigating my way through sexuality and figuring out my position and where I fit in. It’s about trying to find a sense of belonging. It’s about discovering a side to yourself you never thought you could explore and the constant push and pull between what feels right and how you wish to be seen. Indulging in that sense of change but ultimately feeling vulnerable and exposed.”