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I think it's a cop-out when writers and bloggers call me a throwback artist because I'm not. We're very forward-thinking and I want to be a person creating trends.

– LIZ[1]

Elizabeth Nicole Abrams, known under her stage name LIZ, is an American singer.

Early lifeEdit

Abrams was born and raised in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, and was singing from a young age. When she was in her early teenage years, she auditioned for a girl group, though she stated in an interview later on that she knew she wasn't a good fit.[1] She began working with producers and songwriters when she was thirteen.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2012, LIZ collaborated with Russian-German electronic music producer Zedd on "Hourglass", the first track from his debut studio album, Clarity.[3]

LIZ released her debut single, "XTC"—along with "Underdogs", its B-side—in January 2013.[4] Her second single, "Hush", was released the following May. During 2013, she also toured with Charli XCX[1] and collaborated with Ryan Hemsworth on "Day n' Nite".[5][6].

In February 2014, LIZ released her debut EP, Just Like You.[7] She also collaborated with Pharrell on "That's My Man", which is featured on the soundtrack for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.[8]

LIZ's fourth single, "When I Rule the World", was produced by SOPHIE and released in July 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 NOISEY - Crushing on LIZ: Here's Her Video for "All Them Boys"
  2. MTV - Bow Down, Glitches: Meet Liz, Mad Decent's Queen of 'Sailor Moon R&B'
  3. Idolator - Jessica Sanchez Lends Her Vocals To Zedd's "Hourglass": Listen To The 'iTunes Sessions' EP Cut
  4. Pitchfork Media - LIZ - "XTC"
  5. SPIN - Ryan Hemsworth and LIZ Bask in '90s R&B Bliss on 'Day N' Nite'
  6. Soundcloud - LIZ x Ryan Hemsworth - Day N' Nite
  7. The FADER - Download LIZ's "Just Like You" EP
  8. TIME - LIZ Teams Up With Pharrell Williams For "That's My Man"

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