Written by Lauren Rosier
One of my absolute favorite things about writing about music is discovering new artists. Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter, Lizzy McAlpine, is one to be excited about. Her debut record, Give Me A Minute, is out now. Previously, McAlpine released an 8-track project in 2018 titled Indigo.
The album, written in 2019 while studying in Spain, Give Me A Minute is a folk-pop record chronicling the end of a relationship and the beginning of another; all while she was away from family, friends, and peers while studying songwriting at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
“It was a very lonely time, so I wrote a lot of songs… That tends to happen whenever I go through a large-scale change, whether it’s in my environment or in my personal life,” says McAlpine.
After McAlpine spent a year on Give Me A Minute, McAlpine already has thought about the early stages of her next project. “This album one is like a snapshot of where I was at that time,” she says. “The next project could be completely different. Honestly, it depends on where I’m at and what I’m going through.”
McAlpine is from outside of Philadelphia and has been playing music since she was big enough thump around on her grandparents’ piano. As she got older, her interest and passion for music took on a greater structure, and she began to share her music on digital platforms like Soundcloud and YouTube.