Lizzy Farrall’s debut EP All I Said Was Never Heard, is a collection of five beautifully written and emotion wrought songs with hallmarks of an array of genres. Ranging from the melancholy acoustic opener Broken Toy, to tracks like Better With, a rocky track, heavily reliant on the song’s percussion, and Farrall’s other acoustic tracks like Better Off maintain a different feel to them altogether, keeping the record fresh.
Farrall’s lyrics are incredibly personal, as she bears her insecurities and thoughts on herself and ex-lovers. Broken Toy sees Farrall come to grips with the feelings of loneliness after a relationship breaks down, and whilst acknowledging the other person’s faults, still only blames herself, yet also feels she holds the blame for “forever thinking you wouldn’t be just the same as everyone else”. Better Off, whilst being predominantly acoustic, has more instrumentation such as percussion and feels far less sombre in key compared to Broken Toy. However Farralls lyrics still have the same introspective and downbeat tone.
Better With, is a far more upbeat track, Farrall’s lyrics here seemingly revolving around the excitement of being in a relationship, best shown through the lines “I‘ve never spent so many days just wanting to be awake” and “That night you held my over never felt so safe so for god sake please say you felt the same”.
Farrall’s lyrics are brought to life by the emotion she sings with, with her lives shows are really the best place to experience her music, having performed at Slam Dunk 2017, long before the notion of physically releasing her music on a major label.
The release of All I Said Was Never Heard, comes on the eve of Lizzy Farrall’s UK tour in support of Seaway, alongside Woes. The dates are as follows:
10th January The Exchange Bristol
11th January Bodega Nottingham
12th January The Key Club Leeds
13th January Stereo Glasgow
14th January Rebellion Manchester
15th January Institute 3 Birmingham
16th January Joiners Southampton
17th January The Garage London