𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙈𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Lisa/Liza is out now! Posted 28 Apr 2023
Breaking and Mending, the new album by Portland, ME psych folk singer, songwriter & guitarist Lisa/Liza, is out now!
Find Breaking and Mending on your preferred streaming service HERE.
Purchase vinyl & downloads HERE.
Read Lisa/Liza's track-by-track breakdown of the album for Deepest Currents HERE.
"Liza Victoria wends through fingerpicked folk, whispery Americana, and the odd psychedelic flourish on her latest as Lisa/Liza. The Portland, Maine, singer-songwriter made the album while 'working through heavy aspects of living with chronic illness,' writing in fleeting periods of health, she said in press materials. 'Music was a friend to me during this, and I know it will continue to be.'" - Pitchfork
"Stunning... as mesmerising as we’ve come to expect from the songwriter, all earthy and dimly lit; shadows dancing in the gloaming." - GoldFlakePaint
"Born out of the artist’s own personal experiences with pain and trauma, Breaking and Mending
aches with the often heavy weight of life itself. It’s a record of
introspection and inner reckoning; a collection of brutally honest
acoustic songs that capture the fragility of our own humanity. Dwelling
at the crossroads of tenderness and turbulence, Breaking and Mending
sheds light on a topic all too often kept in the darkness. Beautifully
vulnerable and breathtakingly raw, Lisa/Liza’s latest is, without a
doubt, her best work yet." - Atwood Magazine
"With Breaking and Mending, Lisa/Liza
captures the patience required in learning to live with suffering. Be it
borne of chronic illness or trauma or the slow weight of passing time.
But also the hope that there is reason to weather such conditions. A
faith retained through all challenges, much in the same way a tree
stands patient despite surely longing for its leaves through the cold of
the winter months. And in refusing to sterilize this picture of its
contradictions, Liza Victoria reclaims herself from flattening binaries
so that others might do so too. Illness and health, loneliness and love,
none of these things are simple. And the act of being yourself while
living through them is a not a linear process, but an act of breaking,
mending." - Various Small Flames
"Incredible" - Deepest Currents
"An instant salve" - Post-Trash
"Spectral and immersive" - Stereogum
"With just her spectral guitar lines and keening vocals, Liza manages to paint an intricate portrait of struggle, loss and the strength to keep on going... Beautiful, tender and restorative." - For the Rabbits