Liz Larin

Liz Larin

Liz Larin


Title
Electronic pop/rock/singer/songwriter/producer
Bio
BIO  - A performing artist, musician, singer/guitarist and composer/songwriter, Liz Larin’s music and lyrics evoke dramatic colorful landscapes and romantic worlds. Though Larin came up in the Michigan rock/pop/techno and jazz scene, as a romantic she is now a constant traveler.  This restless creative spirit has garnered an international fan base. In search of inspiration, she travels with portable audio and video production developing an Internet travel and music series.
As a multi-instrumentalist and Liz Larin is as comfortable in a recording studio as she is on stage. Liz Larin's new CD, ‘Hurricane’ as a live show is an audio-video performance, a natural progression supporting the cinematic scope of the music. Recording under four names, Liz Larin fearlessly embodies a spirit of inventiveness and was recently voted number fifteen by AOR Magazine in the UK in an issue about the top 50 women in rock
HISTORY: A songwriter at age ten, Liz Larin was a professional musician by 12, as a performer of religious music.  By the time she was 15 she was a music teacher and was being mentored by some of Detroit best musicians.  Signed to Atlantic Records at a young age, ‘One By One By One,’ her international release with her band ‘Rebel Heels,’ was completed in England with legendary producer Rupert Hine (The Fixx, Howard Jones.) Liz's second Atlantic recording and solo project, Test Your Faith, was co-produced by Ben Grosse (Filter, Vertical Horizon, Marilyn Manson).  Liz landed in LA where she produced Merry Wicked with co-producer Scott Spock of The Matrix (Korn, Avril Lavigne), which debuted on Larin's own imprint, Bona Dea Records in 2000.  The label has expanded to include electronic pop and world artists. She went on to record the multi-award-winning CD ‘The Story Of O-Miz,’ followed by ‘Wake Up, Start Dreaming.’  Liz's modern compositional work ‘Beauty in Three Parts’ debuted at Strange Beautiful Music, a 12-hour marathon featuring members of the Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Boston Symphony.

Sometimes compared to: Skylar Grey, K.T. Tunstall, Florence & The Machine, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Imogen Heap, PJ Harvey, St. Vincent, Tegan & Sara, Annie Lennox
Website
Location
Detroit

Recent Submissions

Liz Larin submitted media.

Liane Chan

It's a very strong track with an uplifting sound. The visuals that accompany the song are a good match to it. The vocals and lyrics are very powerful and it has a pretty nice beat once it builds up to the main verse of the song. It would be great on a soundtrack.

Brian Hazard

Oh no, math! 😜

You've got yourself a great song here! I especially love the chorus and the harmonies during and afterwards.

The synths in the second verse strike me as out of place, and that's coming from a synthpop guy! Just looking for something to pick on at this point.

The video doesn't add a whole lot to the experience, but I suppose it beats static cover art. I would've preferred a lyric video, fwiw.

I'm really impressed! I'd be delighted to share it with my followers on Twitter. Thanks for sharing it with me!

A couple suggestions for future Fluence submissions:

1. Include the lyrics so we can follow along (I understood them just fine, but wasn't always focused on them)

2. Include a short, catchy description of the song or act that's easy to copy/paste for social media sharing. That way we don't have to strain our brain coming up with something clever, and you get to choose how you're presented to the world.

Andrea Young

Close, so very close to being what I'd consider a great track.  Stumbling blocks for me are the first 20 secs of the track, which are a bit of a disconnect from the rest of the track for me.  Same with the video in the beginning, with the equation and repeat hurricane map graphics.  It really doesn't grab me until the clouds sequence (1:05ish), and then I'm hooked, turning it up and wanting to hear it over and over, especially the 'caught up in a hurricane' chorus.  The lyrics/songwriting and vocals throughout are excellent ("false hopes are strung like pearls, I wear them as a necklace"!!).  I'd like a high quality mp3 to include on shows and playlists, please send to andrea@aspenbeat.com.    Great work, hope to hear much more from you, especially on this side of the pond ;)  Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music.

Eric mcLellan

Chorus is catchy.  Lyrics could use a revisit and rework in my opinion.  The chant of "caught up in a hurricane" is really strong, powerful, and effective.  The visual is well done and works with the song.   Awesome  vibe and video.

I would also suggest a remix with a different beat behind this song.  That could be cool.

Liz Larin submitted media.

Andrea Young

Radio friendly pop-rock singer-songwriter tune.  Well done production, arrangement, sound.  Send a high quality mp3 to andrea@aspenbeat.com and I'll find a place for it on an Aspenbeat show.  Would love to see you work social media further, Twitter account is somehow 'protected' and an artist/musician facebook page (instead of personal friend page) works well!  Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!