Lizabett Russo sings of being far from home in new single ‘Forgiven’

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(image courtesy of LIzabett Russo)

Indie singer-songwriter Lizabett Russowhom we interviewed and reviewed late last year, has just put out a new single called “Forgiven,” and I hope that I too may be forgiven if I again rave about this gifted musician whose work I’ve been a big fan of since first hearing her fine debut EP, The Traveller’s Song.

Just as on the title track of The Traveller’s Song, Russo weaves in elements of traditional folk music from her native Romania as well as a rueful sense of displacement and longing (a recurring theme in her work).

Good stuff, ain’t it? I especially dig the tempo change at the 2:53 mark.

(Speaking of tempo changes, I recently came across an entertaining post by a music producer who lists his 10 favorite tempo changes in pop music, and hearing Russo’s new single brought it back to mind.)

Since we last checked in with Lizabett, she has been keeping herself busy with her YouTube videos (she does some really cool covers including what just might be my all-time favorite rendition of “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”) and  frequent gigs in and around the Aberdeen, Scotland, area including a number of charity gigs, one of which she performed inside a car park to help raise money and awareness for homelessness.

For one so young she is quite giving (something I’ve personally been a recipient of), and this, of course, just makes me love her all the more.

I eagerly await more from this talented artist whom I’m also lucky to call a friend.

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