Album Review: Elizabeth – The Wonderful World Of Nature

31 October 2019 | 12:01 pm | Katie Livingston

"[Elizabeth] is wasting no time in carving out her identity as a solo artist."

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Elizabeth has just dropped a series of well-crafted "heartbreak bangers" in the form of her first solo album The Wonderful World Of Nature.

The singer-songwriter was the lead singer of indie-pop quartet Totally Mild, but after the band’s break-up earlier this year, fans wondered where she would go from there. Armed with a debut album, Elizabeth has emerged unflinching, and is wasting no time in carving out her identity as a solo artist.

Elizabeth’s sharp, intimate vocals are the perfect balance for the hazy backdrop of distant melodies. Her voice acts like a beacon which focuses all your attention on her, and in songs like Take Me Back, it’s almost haunting. 

The Wonderful World Of Nature is beautifully tragic and unapologetically sad. Her melodic voice entices you in to indulge in her pain, but instead you’re confronted by love’s ugly truths. Throughout the album, Elizabeth paints herself as the villain in a series of unhealthy relationships, but instead of wallowing in it, she empowers herself through her indiscretions. This is emphasised in tracks like Don’t Let My Love (Bring You Down) and Here, which bear a stark honesty, but are in no way apologetic.