Lizzy McAlpine is an American singer-songwriter who has been making waves in the music industry since the release of her debut EP, Indigo, in 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about the rising star.
Early Life and Music Career
Born and raised in Narberth, Pennsylvania, McAlpine discovered her love for music in sixth grade. She has been writing and performing her own songs ever since. She attended Lower Merion High School, where she sang in an a cappella group and participated in theater.
After high school, McAlpine enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston to study songwriting. However, she left the college during her junior year to pursue music full-time.
Debut Studio Album
In August 2020, McAlpine released her debut studio album, Give Me a Minute, which she wrote during her study abroad in Spain. The album received critical acclaim and has been streamed millions of times on Spotify and other digital service providers.
McAlpine’s unique blend of folk, jazz, pop, and R&B has earned her a growing fan base and media attention. Her father’s passing in 2020 inspired her to write the emotional song “Headstones and Land Mines,” which appears on her first album.
Second Studio Album and Tour
In April 2022, McAlpine released her highly anticipated second studio album, Five Seconds Flat. The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard Heatseekers chart. It has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
One of the album’s tracks, “Ceilings,” went viral on TikTok and became the most streamed song from the album. The success of the album led McAlpine to announce her debut headline tour in 2022, which was met with much excitement from her fans.
Collaborations and Accolades
McAlpine has collaborated with several artists in the music industry, including Jacob Collier, Dodie, Tom Rosenthal, Ben Kessler, John Mayer, Finneas, and Thomas Headon. Her growing popularity has earned her the title of “TikTok star” by several publications, thanks in part to the success of her unreleased song “You Ruined the 1975,” which has over 8 million views on the platform.
McAlpine’s talent and hard work have not gone unnoticed. In November 2022, she performed on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert with the band Tiny Habits as backing vocalists. NPR listeners ranked her performance in the top 10 Tiny Desk Concerts of 2022.
Lizzy McAlpine’s music is a beautiful blend of genres that resonates with audiences of all ages. Her unique voice and powerful songwriting abilities have earned her a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. As she continues to grow and develop as an artist, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this rising star.