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Reviewed by Dannii Vallely-Te Kani

Lizzie Marvelly: Collisions EP

Reviewed by Dannii Vallely-Te Kani

Lizzie Marvelly: Collisions EP

Not entirely stepping away from her classical crossover roots, Lizzie Marvelly ’s EP proves a nice mix of melodic pop with classical undertones subtly weaved in.

She clearly fits comfortably in the wider pop genre and in addition to singing and co-writing she plays piano and synths. Strong in pop structure, each song shows good variety and vocal exploration, bringing to mind artists like Kylie Minogue.

Marvelly can really sing. The title track is instantly grabbing, while Generation Young is notably strong in beat and very anthem-like. Finishing with more of a ballad, the closer Letting Go includes beautifully placed piano and backing vocals, reminding us there is flexibility and variety in her songwriting.

It’s a scary concept for any artist to make such a major change in genre and direction, not to mention this being a self-release, however Elizabeth/Lizzie definitely shows herself ready to soar into new territories.