Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Sage will drop her new EP, entitled Just Go!, November 1. Produced by Michael Mazzotta, the EP encompasses three tracks of indie pop-flavored rock.
Speaking about the forthcoming EP, Elizabeth says, “I chose the title “Just Go!” for my first EP for a few reasons. I find those words motivational as hell since it’s exactly what I needed to hear to produce it. “Just Go!” also applies to all the songs in the EP because in one way or another they all reference an escape of some sort. The exclamation point is there for a reason too; sometimes you need to yell it, not think and just go!”
Sage’s orthodox Jewish childhood wasn’t especially conducive to a future career in pop-rock. Nevertheless, Sage eventually began composing and performing original songs because they provided her with a way to effectively communicate what she was feeling.
Later, after completing her master’s degree, Sage made the decision to pursue music with everything she had. Inspired by her experience as a Mental Health Counselor, her songs reference the human psyche.
“California Sun” opens with bright resonant tones and Sage’s opulent voice. The tune blends So-Cal soft rock flavors with indie pop textures. It’s vaguely reminiscent of early Taylor Swift, light yet buff enough to be alluring. A mellow piano and easy guitar shimmers infuse the music with subdued colors. The harmonic flow is delectable.
“All The Words You Say” rides a cool indie-rock melody powered by a cogent rhythm. Sage’s voice takes on an undulating savor that’s both charming and hypnotic. Suffusing background harmonies give the tune harmonic glow and dimension. There’s an intense urgency to the mood of this tune, imbuing it with sonic tension.
The debut single from the EP is called “Disease of Loneliness,” a sarcastic pop-rock tune about how many people carry negative thoughts from past relationships into their future relationships, thus condemning them to failure.
“The Disease of Loneliness” features a compact, pulsing flow and filtered vocals. A fuzzy guitar gives the music muscular oomph, as Sage’s voice exudes taut energy. On the chorus, the tune assumes a thick veil of sound and pressure.
Just Go! is relentlessly excellent. This is an EP worth checking out.