“It was like a key turning in my brain,” says Terrizzi. “Finding that book felt like encountering my true self for the first time.”
In the two years since, Terrizzi has been on a journey, and he’d like to take you on one too.
With the release of his debut EP as M. the Heir Apparent, Be Free
, in 2016, Terrizzi began making the music and videos he felt compelled to create by something the songwriter can’t quite name. Call it mysticism, call it fate. Terrizzi knows this much: the calling is an urgent one, and -- not unlike an ancient touchstone of Eastern philosophy -- it’s much, much bigger than him.
Now, with his new EP, Save Yourself, Terrizzi reflects this renewed sense of purpose through another age-old, sacred object: the pop song. Recorded and produced by frequent collaborator Gawain Mathews, Save Yourself is a self-revelatory record, packed with confessional lyrics; bright, plaintive vocals; and melodies that curl up inside your head and stay for days. But it’s also a manifesto of sorts -- both a look at where Terrizzi has been, and a clear-eyed glimpse into the future.