credit: Missy McLamb

Eliza McLamb

Listening to Eliza McLamb lilt her vivid, carefully-placed lyrics rife with empathy, emotion, and sensitivity, you get the sense that this is an artist who takes her time. Her earliest releases were recorded in a laundry shed, with little else but her voice and a guitar. Now, with the help of producer Sarah Tudzin (aka illuminati hotties), her sound has opened up into gut-wrenching riffs and full soundscapes — but that original intimacy remains. The singer/songwriter released her debut album Going Through It (January 2024), which takes the observational, humbly critical songwriting that propelled her two EPs, Memos and Salt Circle and refines it, looking back towards her past and assessing how it informs her future.

McLamb doesn’t write her music to be gospel — to her audience, it’s something more like a mirror. When you connect with what she writes, you’re really using her writing as an intermediary to connect with yourself. Her work encourages you to self-reflect, accept sensitivity, embrace connection, and perhaps most of all, feel as deeply as you possibly can.

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Events featuring Eliza McLamb

Mar 15, 2024
10:10pm — 10:50pm
Los Angeles, CA, United States