This song is so relatable and I can’t stop listening to it!
It popped up in my inbox over the weekend and it couldn’t have come at a much better time. If you’ve signed up to read our newsletter, you’ll soon find out that something happened to me last week that made me take a step back and think about everything that’s important to me.
Although Liz Lokre might be singing about a past relationship in the above clip, I find that the song can be applied to anything in life that might be holding you back. In my case, it’s certain people and the choices I’ve been making.
But enough about me; let me introduce you to Canadian artist Liz Lokre.
She’s a pop-soul singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto and has been writing and performing since she was 12. At a young age, Liz started gravitating towards the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sade and Alicia Keys. Her vocal coach – who she shared with the Weeknd – recommended her to Adrian X, the guitarist and OVO Festival musical director, who has headed up the live bands for Drake, The Weeknd, PartyNextDoor and more. Drawing on their shared love of R&B, reggae, international pop and elements of what’s become known as the ‘Toronto sound’, together they created the sound of the LZL collective.
She already has another single out in the world (Check out ‘Rise Up’ here.) but we were introduced to her via her new single, ‘Buh Bye’ which is an infectious groovy anthem that that will have you singing along in no time.
Produced by Toronto musician Adrian X and Jordan Reyes of BASECAMP, the visuals dropped last week and was directed by Sean McBride & Caroline Torti.
This song is about the journey towards empowerment and how good it feels to confidently say ‘Buh Bye’ to anything that was holding me back. – Liz Lokre