On new track "Call Me", Portland artist Lizzy Land crafts dazzling, expansive pop in the vein of nostalgia-driven artists such as Lana Del Rey.
Land – whose three-year career already boasts 14 million streams and inclusion on the Grey's Anatomy sountrack – says the new release is a "tribute to a friend you hope will always call on you if they need you, no matter how far away life takes them." This platonic warmth is a theme oft-neglected in pop on this scale: one that lends itself to the drama of love and heartbreak. "Call Me"'s glorious synths are, however, the perfect backdrop to Land's soaring melodies. The result is a dazzling ode to friendship that outlasts the slings and arrows of modern life; a track that manages to be simultanously catchy on a surface level and more deeply meaningful on repeated listens.
"Relationships are hard to maintain, and the older I get the more difficult it is to make time the same way I used to," Land elaborates. "It's rare when you can call on someone regardless of long it's been, and be met with respect and kindness each time. Find and cherish them."