Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lizzie Reid has shared her most sonically carefree single yet, ‘Warpaint’. She has also confirmed that she’ll be appearing at Latitude this summer.
‘Warpaint’ is the third track to be taken from Lizzie’s upcoming EP Mooching, due out via sevenfoursevensix (Matilda Mann, Matt Maltese, tinyumbrellas) on August 24. The track was co-written with Andy Monaghan (Frightened Rabbit) and follows on from ‘How Do I Show My Love?’ and ‘Bible’.
‘Warpaint’ tells the story of a girl that Lizzie had a crush on who unexpectedly turned up to a party with a new boyfriend. But rather than letting their arrival get her down, Lizzie shrugs it off and keeps dancing with her pals. This blasé response is reflected in the joyous layers of guitars and the vocals which stretch to new depths as yet unexplored in Lizzie’s music. It celebrates the unpredictability of life and love and proudly proclaims that seizing the moment is something worth relishing.
Speaking about the song, Lizzie said: “‘Warpaint’, to me, is a song that says enjoy today and stop worrying about the details. There are challenges ahead but for now, live in the moment, enjoy making music and go out and experience new things.
“I feel that its story is something that most people can relate to: you fancy someone who doesn’t fancy you back! It’s not the end of the world because the relationship was over before it ever began. There’s no point in getting upset about such things. It’s a lighthearted song and it gives me a chance to let loose for a bit when I perform it live.”