OKP Premiere: Liz Vice Finds Healing On Her Gospel Strutter "Truly Today"
The music of Liz Vice brings to mind clear skies and the open road--a journey Southward toward redemption that's beautiful in its own right. That may be because the Portland native has already been through hell and back: at the age of 15 Vice developed an auto-immune disease and underwent kidney dialysis, only to have her life saved by a transplant in 2005. Her ability to make music today is indeed a miracle, by no stretch of the truth.
And so with so many woes behind her, Vice records songs that couldn't possibly be any brighter. Strutting bass and steady, clockwork drums mix with blues-fried guitar to create fulsome grooves, and on her brand new single "Empty Me Out," everything seems to sway just right. Vice's melodies find all the spaces--sometimes between guitar jabs and sometimes right above a whirling organ--to bring us along into her warm sun-dappled faithfulness. It's a revival tent call, not to pious worship but, simply, to faith and the Gospels' words of hope.
"Truly Today" will appear on Vice's upcoming debut LP There's A Light, which is due out on September 25th via Ramseur Records. Okayplayer is very proud to present the world premiere of the track below; you can preorder Liz Vice's new release on iTunes today.