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Canadian Songstress, Elza, Releases New Album: ‘Nothing’s Wrong’

Canadian Songstress, Elza, isn’t timid when it comes to navigating tricky inner waters and makes that candidly known throughout her latest album release, ‘Nothing’s Wrong’. Here’s our track-by-track thoughts.

Kicking off with the first track, “Moonlight and I”, Elza slowly introduces listeners to her ignited core through a cryptic instrumental style that leads into the sweet pour of Elza’s sultry vocals as the lyrical trajectory speaks of the current balance of the fire, water, earth and air that she has cultivated within. The second track, “Endeavor”, carries a similar touch of the haunting instrumental style of Poe as Elza lyrically speaks of a sudden shift in experience and/or feeling that served to shock and sway her once composed inner workings. “Swayed” is the third track that swiftly bounces between artistically matching the style of Bjork and Alanis Morissette as Elza picks up the pace with an outspoken and impactful lyrical rush of her frustrations within an interpersonal relationship. The fourth track, “Hollow”, opens with experimentation with a wide array of simple sounds as Elza lyrically takes listeners for a mighty lyrical ride through the second-guessing she is encountering when it comes to the integrity and character of another.

“Simple Dreams” is the fifth track that opens into a wide open space in which Elza’s soothing yet rigid lyrical energy creates a magical blanket of musical warmth. The sixth and title track, “Nothing’s Wrong”, is the lyrical portrayal of the attempt to overcome an expansive and time-worn relationship that is getting the best of Elza. “Stay With Me” is the seventh track that frightently mimics the vocal style of Alanis Morissette in her ‘Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie’ days as Elza lyrically dips her feet into a pool of vulnerability and yearning. The eighth track, “Room”, is a potent lyrical mix of relational frustration and tension that is building within Elza through thoughts of creeping toward the end of a relationship eat her alive. “Can’t Heal” is the ninth track that pulls on the heartstrings of listeners with lyrics abounding with the truth about illusions that individuals tend to create in their minds as they wear rose-colored glasses that shield them from their reality. Closing out with “One Day”, Elza attempts to come out of the hazy fog of love within a beautiful ode to healing.

Elza sings and soothes listeners from a raw place within that she brings forward artistically in a compelling way. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Alanis Morissette, PJ Harvey and Tori Amos, then keep an eye out for the ride ahead for Elza on Soundcloud.

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