Fine but Dying. Shying away from the hard stuff is clearly out of the question: Paranoia, anxiety, frustration, and the psychological toll of being in a long-distance relationship all take turns as difficult muses. And her descriptions are apt. “This feels like a hot summer night in a turtleneck,” she intones on “Panic Attack,” over clean guitar work that evokes Angel Olsen and Sharon Van Etten. Between melodies that feel tight yet ragged and Liza Anne’s brutally honest ruminations, something in the record’s rawness seems revolutionary. And despite it being her third effort, Fine but Dying sounds poised to be her breakthrough — therapy pun most definitely intended.
Nashville-based indie rocker Liza Anne doesn’t have her life together, and she doesn’t care who knows it. She sings as much without shame or apology. Her struggles with mental illness and experiences with social anxiety take center stage on her latest record,