Continuing to breakthrough the music industry at an admirable pace, Glasgow's Lizzie Reid and her ethereal, ever flourishing talent has been hard to miss in the past months.
Confirmed as one of The Great Escape's first 50 names for their 2021 edition, as well as being heavily supported by the likes of BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart; it's safe to say the future is looking bright for the rising star.
In celebration of the release of her debut EP, 'Cubicle', we caught up with Reid to learn more about her musical journey so far, gaining strength from vulnerability and the Glasgow bands to watch out for.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how long you’ve been making music for?
I’m a singer/songwriter from Glasgow and I’ve been playing music with bands for about 7/8 years now! But 2020 was the first time I had released music as a solo artist, and it feels really nice.
At what point in your life did you decide to make a career out of your music, and what influenced that decision?
I dreamt of being a musician when I was around 14 years old; but it wasn’t until I did a Glasgow Schools music course called Behind The Noise that I realised I could actually make it a reality. They gave me the boost I really needed at 16 years old.
What is the main source of influence for your songwriting?
I believe that I write about what I know. I tend to stick with very personal topics and tackle the thoughts in my head rather than anything else.
What is something you’ve learned about yourself through making music?
Music has shown me that I can gain a lot of strength from being vulnerable and honest. I tend to feel more relaxed when I’ve vented my feelings in that way.
Is there anything you wish you’d known when you first got into the music industry?
This is a hard question! I don’t think I’d wish for anything different. I think I’ve been introduced into the music industry slowly over the past few years and so far and I’ve loved learning things on my way.
Who are some of your favourite upcoming artists from Glasgow?
Some of my favourite upcoming artists from Glasgow are Bobby Kakouris, Dead Pony, Scarlett Randle, Russell Stewart, Walt Disco and Juan Laforet.
What would your dream tour & rider look like?
I would love to go on tour with my band in a cute tour bus and our rider would be a kettle for our tea and pot noodles.
If your music was to soundtrack any film or TV show, which would you choose?
What’s the bucket list goal for you as an artist?
I would love to play Glastonbury one day, support one of my idols and play a sold out show somewhere away from home! I think all of those would be pretty darn cool...