Lizzie Berchie Drops Roof-Raising Single 'Flaws & All'
Prepare to be captivated by the soul-stirring sounds of Lizzie Berchie as she unveils her latest gospel-infused single, 'Flaws & All.' Produced by her long-time collaborator Hilts, the track evokes the roof-raising magic reminiscent of iconic artists like Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Joss Stone. With tasteful restraint, Berchie's powerful vocals ride the subtle yet emotionally charged production, creating an enchanting sonic experience.
'Flaws & All' celebrates the splendor of finding true love and companionship, where someone accepts and loves you unconditionally, flaws and all. Berchie beautifully sings, "I thought the grass was greener, but you showed me love is the water that you need to grow." In an era dominated by superficial connections and self-gratification, this refreshing anthem reminds us of the enduring power of love and compassion in the millennial and Gen-Z age. It rejects the temptation to succumb to jaded mindsets and attitudes, embracing the beauty of genuine connections.
Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Berchie shares, "There are too many situationships out there, but I believe in real love. This song is about realizing that the love of your life has been beside you all along and experiencing someone who loves you for who you are. It echoes the love songs of Minnie Riperton, Anita Baker, Sade, and Cleo Sol—poets of love."
'Flaws & All' follows Berchie's previous single 'I Hope,' a sultry neo-soul gem that gained viral traction on TikTok and received acclaim from reputable outlets such as The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, CLASH, Official Charts, The Forty Five, and Mixtape Madness. Garnering over 1 million streams across various platforms, 'I Hope' set the stage for the arrival of 'Flaws & All.'
This heartfelt release serves as the second offering from Berchie's forthcoming sophomore EP, set for release in the autumn. Following her memorable live performances at Brixton's Cross The Tracks Festival and Leeds' Last Time Out Festival, the EP will be a highly anticipated follow-up to her debut EP, 'Under The Sun.' Praised for its ambitious blend of neo-soul, jazz, afrobeats, and alte music, 'Under The Sun' garnered rave reviews from Bandcamp Daily, NOTION, The Blues Project, and The Floor Mag. Accumulating over 2 million streams across DSP platforms, the EP propelled Berchie to a sold-out headline show at London's Servant Jazz Quarters and opening slots for Loyle Carner at Lafayette and Pip Millet at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
Born to Ghanaian parents and raised in the vibrant East London borough of Newham, Lizzie Berchie developed a profound love for R&B, reggae, and highlife music. Influenced by luminaries like Kojo Antwi, Bob Marley, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Lalah Hathaway, Robert Glasper, India Arie, and Destiny's Child, she honed her skills as a writer, producer, and pianist at the prestigious Leeds College Of Music.
Prepare to be moved as Lizzie Berchie's soulful melodies and profound lyricism take you on an unforgettable musical journey. 'Flaws & All' is a testament to her immense talent and promises a bright future for this rising star.
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