JUST a couple of weeks after making her stunning debut with ‘Tribute’, Lizzie Reid has made a quick return with the release of a second single ‘Seamless’.
While that first raw recording was a quick snapshot of the Glaswegian’s innate gift for narrative songwriting, this new track reveals even greater depths to her talents as she holds a microscope up to her innermost thoughts and unveils them with devastating power. Unlike the more optimistic ‘Tribute’, ‘Seamless’ finds Reid in the throes of heartbreak, retreading a past relationship with heart-wrenching poignancy and sincerity.
It’s one of the most accurate depictions of heartbreak we’ve heard in some time; her voice warm and clear and every word packed with emotion. When delivered alongside gently twanging guitars and a stir of strings , her words have the kind of impact that is usually reserved for artists such as Laura Marling, Julia Jacklin and other renowned masters of their craft. “How could it be that tearing at the seams has been seamless for you?” is the devastating sign-off as we are left with a deeply mature yet hard-hitting reflection on love and loss.
Reid says of the track ““I listened to the demo on the train from London to Glasgow. I had tears streaming down my face. That was when I realised, I had written something deeply personal to me.”
‘Seamless’ is an essential listen from an artist who promises a very bright future ahead.
Photo by Marilena Vlachopoulou