‘erase me’, the new song from rising artist Lizzy McAlpine featuring Grammy-Award winning musician Jacob Collier, is out today, alongside a video directed by Gus Black. The new release sets the stage for more music to come soon.
“After a breakup it feels easiest to seek comfort in the beds of strangers but that almost never makes you feel better,” says McAlpine. “It makes you feel lonelier because there’s ‘nothing there but skin.’ This song explores that feeling, along with the idea that the person you love could replace you too, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
McAlpine further explains, “The video for ‘erase me’ really encapsulates the meaning behind the song because it shows the aftermath of a breakup. You fill the space that person left with strangers in an attempt to forget. At the end of the video, we see that it didn’t work because I end up back at the school from my previously released ‘doomsday’ video. You can try all you want to forget them, but as soon as you’re reminded, you’re heartbroken again.”
McAlpine will make her late night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the US next week, where she’ll perform the new track. It follows her recently released single ‘doomsday’, which has been championed by Dork, The Line of Best Fit, Notion, Independent, 1883 Magazine, When The Horn Blows and more, plus multiple spins on BBC Radio 1, including Best New Pop.
22-year old McAlpine, from just outside Philadelphia, has been drawn to music since she was big enough to thump on her grandparents’ piano. Soon her freeform experiments took on greater structure when she began to share original songs and covers on Soundcloud and YouTube.
With 90 million streams to date on DSPs, McAlpine’s ever-growing list of fans includes Phoebe Bridgers, Jacob Collier and Finneas.
She will embark on a North American tour with Dodie early next year, with UK dates to be announced soon. Stay tuned for more news and new music to follow.