LIZ Y2K, a champion of ‘underground pop’ has returned to the limelight today with the release of her double-A-side singles “Could U Love Me” and “Queen of Me”. Premiered by Billboard and Paper Magazine respectively, the singles speak volumes of talent, from the unapologetically Pop princess.
Previously named as The First Lady of Mad Decent, Diplo’s sprawling EDM empire, smart, stylish LIZ—like her seminal influence Madonna before her—offers just as much pulse as pomp in her riveting brand of joyful dance-music. There’s something ‘real’ about all her stylistic incarnations—mixing future-kitsch + R&B and ’90s/00s influences with an inspiring sense of can-do artistry that fuses this funky girl next door into pop’s newest come-as-you-are culture icon.
LIZ was previously named as ‘One To Watch’ by The Guardian, as well as gaining support from the likes of Noisey, The FADER, Pitchfork, i-D, Stereogum, Spin, DIY, Line of Best Fit, Clash, MTV and many more.
LIZ Y2K continues to blossom as one of pop music’s incandescent lights, possessing the ability to turn the page and embrace pop’s guilty excesses without ever seeming contrived. Her single “When I Rule the World” is a hyper-pop primer of sorts, produced by PC Music affiliate/movement phenom SOPHIE. Samsung even embraced the song in their ad for the Samsung Galaxy, flacking an eye-and-ear-popping mobile future that fits right in with LIZ’s tongue-in-cheek take on autocratic self-empowerment.
Known as a first-rate songwriting collaborator, her Mad Decent roots have enabled her to connect with some of dance music’s most forward thinking producers such as Ryan Hemsworth, Lido, Mr. Carmack, and Branchez to name a few. Touring stints with Charli XCX and Mad Decent Block Party also exercised her live chops.
Fresh off her self-released, critically acclaimed “Cross Your Heart” mixtape, (the audio component to an editorial project with Nicola Formichetti’s NICOPANDA), LIZ is currently working with top pop songwriters such as Sarah Hudson and Jesse Saint John on an exciting new sound for 2018.