"I just want to make someone feel less alone with my music” states Lizzie. Lizzie Cates grew up in Reno, Nevada, and it was early on at the age of 5 where songwriting sparked interest after creating her own fairy tales and nursery rhymes. By 13 she had her first guitar. Lizzie’s ability to tell a story is endless, and after receiving an ISSA Award for her breakout song “Strangers” in 2017, she moved to Nashville to continue her craft.
Shortly after arriving, she began writing with notable writers and playing iconic venues such as The Bluebird Cafe. Her voice is often compared to pop icon Taylor Swift, with hints of Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines and Kelsea Ballerini, and when she plays live, it’s her catchy hooks, silly personality and her natural ability to bring love and energy that keeps fans coming back.
Lizzie released her first EP titled “Such A Mess” in April of 2019, a record that explores her direction as an artist, and vulnerability in a new city. The rising singer-songwriter's new single "I Like The Way" was released on July 31st on all digital and streaming sites. Listeners will "like the way" Lizzie's brilliant lyrics blend with upbeat melodies to create the perfect fun love song. Who doesn't "like the way" a good song feels?
Lizzie Cates reminds us of all the little things that make us feel loved in “I Like The Way”. This rising female Country star has delivered the perfect upbeat tune for all the summer road trip romances. The Country vibe of the song is accented with beautiful electric guitar holds and a driving beat. Cates’ pristine vocals accentuate her message of how important the seemingly unimportant things are.
New loves can hold many unknowns and old loves can sometimes hold just as much uncertainty. This single speaks to looking at the possibilities of the future, being terrified of them, and still going for it anyway. As she sings “baby lookin at the skyline scares me, and I still want to see the whole thing” listeners will understand that sometimes things are worth taking a risk for. Risks scare us but they oftentimes are evidence of how important something is. No matter what doubts we may have about a relationship, Cates will have us thinking of all the ways that it feels right as we listen to “I Like The Way”.
"I knew I wanted this to be a fun, upbeat love song. I love to write songs in metaphors. At the time, I had a huge fascination with New York City and loved the idea of how terrifying but intriguing and beautiful it is at the same time. I thought that was a great comparison to first falling in love with someone," muses Lizzie Cates.
Don't miss a chance to hear this exciting, energetic and talented young lady in her new release "I Like the Way".