The Blossom, the moniker of LA based artist Lily Lizotte, shares a new song and video from their upcoming EP 97 Blossom. “Shapeshifter”, produced by Zach Fogarty (Jean Dawson, Claud, etc.), is an infectious alt-rock inspired pop gem that comes alongside a self-directed video.
Lily shares about the song, “‘Shapeshifter’ is a reminder I’m not worthless and neither are you. It’s a celebration of insecurities. It’s sonically and lyrically the energy of mixed emotions, my gender dysphoria, disconnection, anxiety and yearning for something more than what is. It’s my cutting and devious grin at 3am when I tip my head back and laugh on the subway. It’s a spark of time captured where just for a moment my shadow feels 10ft tall….only to dip and duck in and out of that light. Forever shapeshifting just to say… ‘Hi’.”
Born to a family of artists, Lizotte spent their childhood between New York City and Sydney. They moved to Brooklyn as a young adult, kicking off their fashion tenure as a designer in the Lower East Side. However, it was always the gravitational pull towards music and songwriting that grounded Lizotte and finally inspired their move to Los Angeles last year. The community of like-minded artists they have met there including Kevin Abstract, Romil Hemnani, Jabari Manwarring, Matt Champion and Federico Vindver, who collaborated with Lily on previous single “HARDCORE HAPPY” alongside Lily’s father Mark Lizotte, have set their wide-ranging references and innovative songwriting into greater focus.
97 Blossom, due April 6th, effortlessly juxtaposes seemingly disparate elements such as grunge and shoegaze against the bass-heavy nature of hip-hop into something strikingly cohesive yet undeniably unique. Lizotte’s lyrics cover the full emotional spectrum: insecurity, gender dysphoria, depression, anxiety, and growing pains are all woven into the fabric of the songs. Their songs are mostly about how they feel about their feelings, a perspective that’s almost an abstraction of the raw emotion itself. It’s a reflection of their personality – one where darker elements are intertwined with humor and playfulness – and it makes for an incisive debut that melds together the distinct, exciting worlds that inspired Lily to start this journey originally.