An Interview With Elizabeth Lyons
In her latest release, Elizabeth Lyons hits the pop-rock arena with "Prove It".
A bright, high energy banger that really shows her flawless pop queen character shining through.
"Prove It" has all the qualitites you want from a radio pop song and this song certainly proves it!
We sat down with Elizabeth to talk shop.
TSWS: You have a new single on the way! WHEN and HOW do we get ahold of it?
Elizabeth: My single “Prove It” is available on 10/16 on all music platforms. The “Prove It“ Lyric Video which I made from my couch is out on YouTube on October 23 and the Music Video comes out very soon!
TSWS: Tell us a bit about your recording process!
Elizabeth: This time it was a little different as I cut an outside song and I usually only record my own songs! But when I heard “Prove It” I knew I had to record it. I loved the energy and thought the vibe was so fun and upbeat! I felt like it would be so great in my live show and it has definitely proven to be a fan favorite! At the time ole Nashville's Emily Mueller and John Ozier who pitched me the song written by Jesse Lee (Brett Young's “Like I Loved You”, Kelsea Ballerini's “Peter Pan” Keith Urban's “That Could Still Be Us”, Derrick Sutherland (Grammy winner Carrie Underwood's “Storyteller”, Kane Brown's viral Hot 100 hit “Like A Rodeo”, and Ingrid Andress' No. 1 single “More Hearts Than Mine”) and Jake Mitchell (Florida Georgia Line's "Can't Say I Ain't Country”, Luke Bryan's "Born Here Live Here Die Here", and Devin Dawson's "Dark Horse").
I went into the studio with Nashville producers Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brett Young) and Robert Williams, mixed by Jim Cooley (Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Jordan Davis, Luke Combs) and mastered by Jonathan Deans. The demo that was sent was really well produced and a great starting point so we decided to take that and then just make it even bigger! Brad and Robert hired the musicians to play on the track and I went into the studio with Katie Talbot who helped coach me vocally!
TSWS: Any rituals as a songwriter that helps keep the creativity flowing?
Elizabeth: I used to try and write songs every day but now I try to just go with the flow of what I’m feeling and go with that gut instinct. My best ideas come to me at the most random times, usually when I’m driving, on walks, or in the shower (not the most convenient) haha but luckily having voice memos helps! I then write down and record the ideas and typically bring them to the songwriter I think is going to be the best teammate to help me make it the best it can be. I typically write songs about what's going on in my life or a feeling I remember having in the past.
Every Friday I try to listen to new music that comes out so I’m staying up to date on things. But sometimes I just am not in the mood to listen to music and just want to focus on re-listening to the songs I’ve written.
I love watching movies and tv shows for inspiration as well! Recently trying to get more into podcasts and books! Tiktok has randomly been a good inspiration for me as well!
TSWS: Where are you currently located and where have you toured?
Elizabeth: I’m currently located in New Orleans and Nashville! I go between the two cities, which is so lucky as they’re both filled with great music, people and culture.
Over the years I’ve worked hard to book my band and I at shows all over the US! I started in my hometown and have expanded to the Midwest and now all over! My goal is to perform abroad someday soon! Festivals and venues: Summerfest (6 yrs in a row), Country Stampede (3 yrs in a row), Country Fest (2 yrs in a row), Country Jam Colorado (2 yrs) & Wisconsin, Country on the River, Taste of Country Music Festival, Country Thunder, Windy City Smokeout, Tree Town Festival, Jam in the Valley (2 yrs in a row), Buckeye Country Superfest, Headwaters Country Jam, Lakes Jam Festival, Mardi Gras (2 yrs in a row), Iowa State Fair (2 yrs in a row), Joe’s on Weed St (5x), Joe’s Live, The Bluebird Café (2x), Surf Ballroom, The Bitter End, Printers Alley-NYC, Brickstreet, Loret- tas, Opry City Stage, and Rock the Sox at US Cellular Field, National Anthem at Soldier Field, Lambeau Field, Wrigley Field, Bridgestone Arena, Fenway Park, Miller Park and more.Opened for or shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Florida-Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice, Cheap Trick, Randy Houser, Old Dominion, Phil Vassar, Craig Campbell, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, Grainger Smith, Kip Moore, Brett Young and more.
TSWS: Tell us your favorite fan story!
Elizabeth: This is a great story that relates to “Prove It”! I met Robert Brower at CMA Fest fan fair at my booth. Over the years he turned from a fan to a good friend. He helped support my music album by buying an acoustic show for his dance studio, called Storytellers Dance Academy. I got to perform at the studio and see how amazingly talented he is as a choreographer. I recruited Robert to choreograph the dance in my “Prove It” music video coming out soon! It’s so fun and I can’t wait for you to see it!
TSWS: Any favorite tracks off the new album?
Elizabeth: “Prove It” is my favorite song of this chapter of inspirational singles I’ve released about empowerment!
Epiphany was to believe in yourself and ignore all the voices in your head...
24 was the journey it takes to get there...
Brave Enough was a cry to not give up and an appreciation for everyone who’s helped you get there....
Now with PROVE IT is you’re doing it and proving it!
TSWS: Where do our readers stay in touch with you?
Elizabeth: Social Media! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tiktok you name it...! Instagram is my favorite! I’m learning Tiktok it’s so addicting! Also, through following on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora... however you listen to music... my songs are about what I’m feeling and going through so connecting with me through my music is key to what’s going on inside of me!
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