Minneapolis Hip-hop/ spoken word artist Lizea Harper is back with a moody song and video titled “Fire Escape.” Produced by BMBU and the video directed by Mercies May, Lizea describes the meaning behind the piece.
The need for human connection can cause our imaginations to take over; “Fire Escape” is about the moment of realization, and instant collapse, of a fantasy, mistaken as love.
Lizea is roughly three years into her music career and showing no signs of slowing down, with a current focus on recording a full-length album in collaboration with an undisclosed local producer.
“[The album] has a different sound and style than anything I’ve released so far, so we’re really taking the time to get it perfect.”
Primarily influenced by Lauryn Hill, Lizea describes the inspiration she receives from Hill’s music.
“You can feel she’s speaking from her soul; expressing her truth rather than just doing what’s trendy or marketable. I love artists who aren’t afraid to take risks and experiment”.
She also throws a bone to M.I.A. and Doja Cat having made an impact on her musical tastes. If you like what you hear, keep an eye out for new content from Lizea to be released in the near future. Stay up to speed with her day-to-day on Instagram, Soundcloud, and Facebook.