Album Name: Lyza Wilson
Artist: Lyza Wilson
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
Transplanted to New York from Seattle Lyza Wilson has released her self-titled debut CD.
The style is melodic rock bordering on pop. Wilson’s voice is crystal clear and suits the music well. The songs are radio friendly and hooky. She has assembled a nice backing band as well.
The production is full and professional sounding, which is not always the case in independent releases, but is true here.
“Anonymous” has a bit of a Heart feel (as in the Wilson sister’s rock band, Heart. I wonder if there’s any relation?)
She doesn’t exactly qualify on this site since she only wrote four of the 14 songs here (which is no where near “most” and only co-wrote them at that) but I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope that she writes more of her own in the future.
The overbearing redness of the packing and the website is a bit much, but looks aside, this is a nice debut that shows that Wilson knows her stuff.
Posted on January 8, 2005
1. I’ll Still Be Waiting
2. I Don’t Care
5. I Like It
6. All She Wants
9. I Fly
10. I Will Be There For You
11. Ancient History
13. Maybe I’m A Fool
14. I Don’t Care (Radio Mix)
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST I HAVE EVER HEARD. LYZA’S VOCALS ARE BETTER THAN MOST IN THE BUSINESS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR AWHILE. GREAT TALENT, SHE IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR SUCCESS. PLEASE CONTINUE WITH YOUR SUPER STYLE AND VOICE.
name: DIANE SALAS on Saturday, June 4, 2005
Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: without a question LYZA WILSON is the real thing. Super clear vocals with great range and always interesting styles. Fantastic new talent
name: John Treise on Wednesday, May 11, 2005