Lizzy & the Fanatics is a dream pop band from Montreal, Canada, that after playing shows around the region for three years, released last month a bilingual EP with 6 indie pop tracks that taste like candy from your childhood. You can sense some 80s and 90s vibe on the record as well with its nostalgic synths and pastel color melodies.
Even though I don’t speak French (I know barely enough to understand that the name of the song featured here means “dead flowers”), I didn’t have to in order to connect with the song being highlighted here: Les fleur mortes. Music is universal, after all. However, rest assured, the EP has also 4 tracks in English that are just as good. Obviously, it is a matter of personal taste, but if you like dreamy 80s flavored indie pop, Lizzy & the Fanatics will be right up your alley.
‘‘I wrote Les fleurs mortes while riding my bike in
the dead of November last year, while missing the
summer. The song is about nostalgia; how it can
simultaneously make you feel the sad feelings of
losing something from the past, at the same time
as feeling content of remembering something
that was good. I find that this ambivalence of
feeling is a bit like drying dead flowers, preserving
the memory of something nice.’’Lysanne Picard (Lizzy)
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