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EP Review: "taller" - Lindsay Liebro


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Nashville, Tennessee based indie pop singer/songwriter, Lindsay Liebro has released her first ever EP, "taller". Produced by Steve Stout and released with Dance Cry Dance Records, "taller" is about the struggles, experiences and emotions that come with growing up and getting older. Lindsay is only 19 years old and is freshly new to adulthood. With her stunning voice, complex lyricism and her signature blue guitar, she was able to capture what it feels like to grow up and put it into a relatable project.


TRACKLIST

hard time

i wrote this song

it'll get better

two ghosts

no one you can save


Lindsay Liebro is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she'd been singing, writing and performing since a very young age. She officially released her first ever single at the age of 16 in 2021, titled "Boardwalk". She then soon released the break out song, "Wasted Potential" which has gained millions of streams. She now has thousands of Spotify monthly listeners in over 176 countries. In anticipation for her debut EP, she released "i wrote this song" as the leading single late last year, and then "hard time" as the second single just a month before the EP release. Lets dive into each of the 5 tracks individually to see what Lindsay has in store for us.


hard time


There's a lot of pressure that comes with turning 18. You're legally an adult now; you're out of high school and it's time for you decide what's next for your life. It's a lot easier said than done though, and sometimes you feel stuck. "hard time" is about feeling lost after turning 18, moving out and not knowing what to do. You're on your own for the first time and it's the scariest feeling ever. This is a situation that every single person can relate to. This song has a catchy indie groove that keeps you invested in the flow. Lindsay sings in a way like she's talking to you directly; you can feel the conversational tone so much that it's almost like you're there right in front of her having a chat.




i wrote this song


Track two is the leading single, "i wrote this song". Ultimately, this song is about teenage love; when at the time you felt like it would be forever, but it wasn't. Lindsay asks herself what exactly went wrong for this person to not want her anymore. The truth of the matter is, you lose a lot of relationships after leaving high school. People move away, go on to do different things, and they grow apart - that includes romantic relationships. It's one of the toughest things about growing up; losing those people you had been close to for years and now suddenly it's like they were never a part of your life. Lindsay sings of not seeing this person she loved for a year; and now that she has a chance to confront them, she has no idea what to say; so instead, she wrote this song. "i wrote this song" features a beautiful acoustic guitar that fades into a hazy, dreamy indie soundscape.




it'll get better


In the song "it'll get better", Lindsay sings to someone who has been struggling mentally. It continues the theme of growing up, moving away and just feeling completely lost in life. This person watches the days go by as nothing in their life feels satisfying. Whether want to perceive it as Lindsay singing to you, or for you to sing to yourself, the song is a reminder that things won't always be this hard. There will come a time where things will get better, and you'll be where you want to be in your life. It may take some time, but you will get there. "it'll get better" features a stunning piano, with a very classic groove with hints of RnB and blues. Lindsay's raw, layered vocals ring out beautifully; long, falsetto notes make the song feel almost like a lullaby.




two ghosts


"two ghosts" is a stunning folk-pop song with layered guitars and a modern pop beat. The soundscape gives you that good kind of pain in your chest; that cathartic feeling when something sounds so beautiful that you have a physical reaction. This song is very Taylor Swift and Lizzy McAlpine, both lyrically and sonically. "two ghosts" is about when someone has impacted you so deeply, that once they're not in your life anymore you feel haunted by them. You can't let go of the memories that are now engrained in your soul. The hurt they caused you will change who you are forever; but eventually, you'll be a better and stronger person because of it.




no one you can save


"no one you can save" is a empowering track that brings the EP title, "taller" into play. The song is about someone who thought they could beat you down but now you are stronger than you've ever been because of them. Lindsay sings "I know why you're so insecure, because I'm taller than I ever was". I take this statement both literally, and metaphorically. This whole EP is about getting older, growing up and maturing. So not only are you physically taller, but you're a changed person. Once you reach the point where you're getting success in life, you gain confidence looking back on how far you've come. It feels even better when those people who used to hurt you, aren't doing as well as you are because they never grew up and matured in the way you did.




I think Lindsay Liebro is on her way to being a star. She checks off all the boxes when it comes to making great music - relatable lyrics, a beautiful voice, and soundscapes that catch your ear. She has a sound that mixes all the top genres like pop, folk, and alt. rock to create a universal style for anyone and everyone. The rawness and the vulnerability makes "taller" a project that so many people can connect with. Everyone has to grow up at some point, and it's a very scary feeling that Lindsay has captured within these songs. This EP is just the beginning for Lindsay, both in her personal life and in her music career and I can't wait to see her continue to grow.



Written By Kaitlyn Nicole


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