“East Angus 1998” is the first single taken from Lizzy & The Fanatics‘ new EP, Deux Soleils, due out January 21.
Lizzy is a Quebec-based songwriter on the lighter side of indie rock. Alongside her band The Fanatics, Lizzy makes the sort of jangly guitar pop that you would associate with The Smiths or The Go-Betweens. This means that she’s got an incredible ear for melody and that she can write hooks for days. It also means that the lush guitar work in every song is worth the price of admission alone.
Last summer, Lizzy & The Fanatics released their debut EP Perfect World, where they sung in English and French. For their new EP Deux Soleils, out January 21st, they have decided to stick only to French. We are premiering the lead single off the EP, a catchy and sunny pop song titled “East Angus 1998”. It’s relatively straightforward guitar pop, with some lovely call-backs to The La‘s “There She Goes” via the jangly guitar opening the song. However, there is also a dream-like quality to it, mainly provided by Lizzy‘s vocals, that makes “East Angus 1998” the kind of song that made Alvvays or Requin Chagrin a household name. Directed by Lysanne Picard, the music video for “East Angus 1998” sees Lizzy singing the song in a park that is all trees, grass, and sunlight. It’ll make you feel like winter has already passed.