It was her work as a backing singer, with Brixton-based electronic band, Alabama 3, that gave Lyza her first large-scale musical experiences. Over the course of three years, Lyza performed with the band, often as their support as well.
Further collaborations followed, mainly within the alternative UK hip hop scene and in particular with Blah Records. This association with the label makes sense artistically, as Lyza likes to make music that eschews the idea and restrictions of genres, instead simply making the music she wants to make; a principle very close to Blah’s heart too.
As well as the collaborations, Lyza has some notable solo releases under her belt. Her 2017 Nobody But You EP, garnered plenty of critical praise, and her debut solo LP, Housebound, was released last year to similar levels of acclaim.
With more material in the pipeline and her passion for the artform showing no sign of dwindling, we can expect to hear a lot more from Lyza in the future.