BY LYDIA RIVERS
Liza Anne doesn’t waste time drawing out what she wants to say on her latest single “Bummer Days,” released on May 22 in anticipation of her upcoming LP Bad Vacation. Liza Anne’s powerfully blunt lyricism feels so genuine on the raucous single it’s as if she’s turning feelings into sounds — and we get to rock along with her through the roaring pity party.
“Bummer Days” works through the torment of living with an inner world that isn’t working through an acutely self-aware lens, complete with a wildly bright melody and a bumping beat. Her candidly catchy chorus, “I don’t know what I want but I know that I feel bad / And then when I feel good I think I make myself sad” captures the simple truth that sometimes you can’t help feeling bad, and sometimes that’s all really there is to say about it. Toned down instrumentals through the bridge let Liza Anne’s lighthearted vocals shine as she repeats “I’ll stop crying at my party,” as if she’s not only telling you, but convincing herself that she’ll stop, too.
Liza stated, “I started this song when I was visiting my parents in 2018. I was reading through old poems and journal entries and circling the drain of my own sorrow stories, which felt like a bit of a wake up call. I have all these ideas of what taking care of myself looks like, but I tend to get in my own way. Bummer Days is me calling myself out. I am the only person who will take responsibility for my emotional and mental health.”
The song is composed beautifully, and sounds much more like rock or pop music compared to the Georgian folk musician’s previous releases. The track is slated as the fourth single off Bad Vacation, releasing July 24, and is an exciting insight into this shimmering new direction for Liza Anne.
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