Izo FitzRoy drops new track “Red Line”

by Dan Dodds

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Photo by James Hole.

 

When Izo FitzRoy lost the use of her voice in 2018, and needed surgery to save her career, it appeared her debut album Skyline would be the limit to her potential. The rasping delivery that had blasted through the scene—and onto the playlists of radio stations BBC, KCRW, and FIP—abruptly silenced, just as the volume was cranking up.

Thankfully though, after months of rehab, not only has the voice lost none of its raw power—gaining another octave to boot—but FitzRoy has also made a full recovery, returning to the studio to record her highly anticipated follow-up, How The Mighty Fall out March 6 on Jalapeno Records.

“I have been singing in gospel choirs since the age of nineteen,” FitzRoy is quoted as saying on the press release, adding, “I fell in love with gospel music growing up, listening to Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace album and Mahalia Jackson records. Experiencing traditional Southern Gospel in New Orleans also filtered into my writing on the album.”

The latest single—a Wax Poetics world exclusive—is the driving “Red Line,” produced by Colin Elliott and featuring crack session performers the Haggis Horns and childhood churchmates the Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir.

“It’s a stomping soul tune about the desire to salvage a broken relationship,” FitzRoy explains. “Written around the original guitar riff, I wanted to go a little country this time. A little Fleetwood Mac with this one.”

Check it out on the link below. Dig it.

 

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