Liza Anne

Devotion by Liza Anne

“It’s all been so surreal,” says Liza, who in the span of just months made her national TV debut on Conan, supported Ray LaMontagne on a sold-out theater run, joined Paramore for their inaugural Art + Friends festival, walked in the Alessandro Trincone NYFW show, and was handpicked by Kacey Musgraves to open select dates on her blockbuster “Oh, What A World” tour. “Those artists have all been pivotal to my understanding of creation and performance, so it felt really amazing to be invited into their worlds to do my own thing.”

“Helping people validate and feel seen in their pain has been important,” she explains, “but it’s just the first part. I feel like if I’m giving people this door into feeling their pain, I also have a responsibility to hold a mirror up to their own power, as well. That’s the sum of what I’m trying to do with my music, both for my audience and myself.”

Raised in the quaint, sheltered community of Saint Simons Island, GA, (born Odachowski) discovered songwriting one summer at sleepaway camp, when a guitar class helped her realize that the notebooks she’d been filling with poetry and prose could be set to melodies. By the time she dropped out of college, Odachowski had self-released a pair of albums that generated more than 50 million streams and helped her land festival slots at Austin City Limits and dates with Joseph, Margaret Glaspy, and Bear’s Den, among others. Where those early albums were stripped-down and delicate, ‘Fine But Dying’ was a force of nature, a fierce, unapologetic, and radically honest reckoning with womanhood and mental health in the modern age. NPR called the record “bold in both sound and subject,” while Stereogum raved that Odachowski’s “melodies are obscenely catchy and her lyrics bite with honesty,” and the Sydney Morning Herald described her songwriting as “at once personal and strikingly relatable.”

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