Elizabeth M. Drummond Releases New Song “I Tried”
- Australian singer-songwriter Elizabeth M. Drummond will release her debut EP “Congratulations” on November 18, 2022.
From the EP, she has unveiled a new song “I Tried” along with a music video.
The song received its first play during BBC Radio 1's Future Artists with Jack Saunders.
It was written and produced by Elizabeth M. Drummond.
Elizabeth M. Drummond said of the song, “This song started with a lo-fi hip hop loop which I played guitar over. I think I wrote and produced this song in its entirety in one day, which is rare, but also necessary for me in recent years. I will often abandon something if I don’t finish it very soon after starting.”
She continued, “I was actually never going to release this song. I wrote it some time ago and always found myself wincing whenever I’d listen to it. My own vulnerability will often cause me an immense amount of discomfort.”
She added, “Again, this song is just a reflection of how I was feeling after coming out of a relationship that had run its course. I have to thank my dear friend Guy Tarento for pushing me to finish the song and the production on my own. I would never have released it without his insistence”
- The accompanying video was directed by Richard Clifford.
She said, “This was the first video Richard Clifford and I worked on together in lockdown last year. At this point, I had no idea what he was going to do and I didn’t necessarily trust him (or anyone for that matter 😂). We’ve come a long way since then, and I can’t wait to share what else we have made. Rick is amazing at what he does.”
Richard Clifford shared, “This was the first clip we made, back during lockdown times. Her forthcoming EP has a lot of subject matter based around death and rebirth, each song focusing on different aspects of the process. ‘I Tried’ for me, felt like a purgatory phase, somewhere between the death and rebirth, a reflection on the end, through a looking glass. For the visuals I didn’t think anything solid, anything grounded would work, so I really wanted to experiment with a different perspective of video work. I really wanted to push a visual of the intangible that would represent this purgatory state, floating in a reality fallen apart, if that makes sense. I really can’t thank le Sliz enough for letting me roll with this interpretation. It allowed me to push my own boundaries around visual storytelling and music videos in general.”
The EP comprises 6-track, produced by Elizabeth M. Drummond and co-produced by James Seymour.
Elizabeth M. Drummond said, “I wrote these songs at a time when I was a bit of a broken human, if I’m honest. I went into solitude for a very long time while I worked hard to change my life and re-wire my brain. Ironically, I gave up on the music industry, which in hindsight, was essential. I learnt so much about who I am and what I want (and don’t want) from life. I recorded a lot of this in a bedroom with limited resources, and whilst I often lost perspective and became wildly frustrated, I eventually found joy in making music again. It was also a great lesson in taking my time, and being intentional with what I had (plus it saved me a shitload of money I didn’t have).”
Photo by Richard John Clifford
- source : Apple Music