Muruch first introduced you to Romanian-born, Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo two years ago as part of our Surfacing series. Lizabett was one of our more memorable undiscovered artists and her new debut full-length, Running With the Wolves, more than lives up to the extraordinary potential we heard in those first three songs.
From the haunting opener “You May Go Further and Find Worse” through softer folk ballads like “Surrender” and more quirky delights like “Love Me No Matter What,” Running With the Wolves is a nonstop surprise and pleasure.
Lizabett’s supernatural voice is as multi-faceted and multi-genre as her intricately orchestrated music. She can cram the vocal styles of Sia, Melody Gardot, My Brightest Diamond, Regina Spektor and Joan Baez into a single note, particularly in the moody ballad “I’ve Been Waiting” and the gorgeous finale “River Bridge.” Not mention the mindblowingly wide range of songs she’s covered live.
Lizabett Russo’s debut album, Running With the Wolves, is an exquisite collection of some of the most beautiful and innovative songs ever recorded.
Transylvanian-born, Scotland-based, independent singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo humbly submitted her exquisite debut EP, The Traveller’s Song, to me for review. Upon listening, I’m shocked this girl isn’t worldwide news. Lizabett describes the EP as “3 songs of sadness and joy.” Each song has its own distinctively interesting style, but Lizabett’s unusual voice is the big draw here. Her otherworldly, robust lilt reminds me of My Brightest Diamond. I especially like the EP’s haunting folk-pop title track and the bluesy, trippy pop sound of “Tonight.” My only complaint is that it isn’t a full-length album. You can stream the entire EP and download a softer, acoustic version of “Tonight” via Soundcloud below…