"a hauntingly spare torch song that showcases Elizabeth's flawless, elastic voice and heartbreakingly caustic lyrics." – Shaad D'Souza, Noisey
"an intimate and vulnerable song that absolutely shines with depth and heart." – Larry Heath, The AU Review
"this is just wonderful." – Bobby Townsend, Something You Said
Ahead of her debut showcases at BIGSOUND 2018 in September, Melbourne’s Elizabeth has released the video for her first ever solo single ‘Burn It All’. Filmed against the stunning backdrop of the South Coast of NSW, ‘Burn It All’ is the debut single from the Totally Mild singer’s solo project and is available to listen to now via Our Golden Friend / Island Records.
On ‘Burn It All’, Elizabeth sings of tensions in relationships, and how it might feel easier to walk away and forget you were ever in love than it is to stay and work it out. The video for ‘Burn It All’ is a collaboration between Elizabeth & Xanthe Dobbie, and filmed on Elizabeth’s birthday. It is, in her words, “a Cruel Intentions-style romance between me and a blue convertible. Even a relationship between woman and car is tumultuous; full of desire one minute, detached, angry and confused the next.” While Elizabeth’s songwriting has weaved through Totally Mild’s music for years now, it’s finally come a time for it to create a tapestry of its own. She teases out thematic tension between the loving and the lacklustre, the domestic and the deluxe. Her voice is crystal clear, layered against immaculately considered instrumental arrangements.
‘Burn It All’ was released earlier this year as part of Split Singles Club series 2, finding a home with airplay from the likes of Double J, Triple R, FBi Radio, who added it to B Rotation, Edge Radio and 4ZZZ. It was named ‘Single of the Day’ on The AU Review, in Something You Said’s ‘Top 10 Tunes of the Week’, in ‘Best New Music’ on The Ripe and Elizabeth was featured as part of ‘8 incredible Australian Artists You Need to Hear’ on Tone Deaf. Next week Elizabeth will head to BIGSOUND solo for the first time to play a string of showcases including the JBCM Party and Our Golden Friend Day Party, official showcases and Biground. Full details are below.
Elizabeth has been firmly cemented in Melbourne’s music community for over 7 years, best known as lead singer and songwriter of Totally Mild. Through her leadership, Totally Mild have had a hugely successful spell touring extensively locally and internationally, most notably throughout Europe and UK. They have supported bands like Best Coast, Perfume Genius, Belle & Sebastian and Real Estate, and played to enraptured audiences at the Meredith Music Festival. A songwriter in her own right, Elizabethwas a finalist for the APRA Personal Development Award last year, with Totally Mild’s second album Her released earlier this year to critical acclaim.
ELIZABETH @ BIGSOUND 2018
Tue 4th Sept: JBCM Party @ Bloodhound Bar, 5:50pm – 6:20pm
Wed 5th Sept: Official Showcase @ Black Bear Lodge, 8pm - 8:30pm
Thu 6th Sept: Our Golden Friend Day Party @ Black Bear Lodge, 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Thu 6th Sept: Official Showcase @ Laruche, 10:40pm - 11:10pm
Fri 7th Sept: Biground (songwriters in round) @ Blute’s time 3:00pm – 3:30pm