Rising artist Lizy Lizotte – better know as THE BLSSM – released their latest single “DIZZY,” following on last year’s “SPORTS CAR.”
THE BLSSM Opens up About “DIZZY”
Co-written by THE BLSSM and produced by Suzy Shinn (Dua Lipa, Panic! At the Disco), Nick Long (Machine Gun Kelly, LILHUDDY), and James Ivy; “DIZZY” is a fiery, dynamic track that seamlessly blends elements of grunge and pop. The song is fun, although the lyrics talk about the emotional pain of having to carry someone else’s problems; which are actually their own’s. “I’m not drunk, I’m not high. I’m not slumped, I’m alright. Just dizzy cause I’m always dragging you around,” THE BLSSM sings in the chorus.
“I wrote ‘DIZZY’ about the relationship I have with my inner anxiety,” THE BLSSM explains. “The lyrics on a surface level allude to being about a significant other; but really they are inner-conversational and inspired by the weight of ‘dragging around’ emotional baggage that encompasses my life. The production is an intentional hybrid of all of my different sonic influences; re-imagined into my own rendition of what pop feels and sounds like for me,” they elaborate.
The Visuals Wholly Showcase the Song’s Meaning
Visual artist and fashion photographer Sophie Hur (Louis Vuitton, Adidas) directed the accompanying “DIZZY” music video. The visual follows THE BLSSM on a trip around New York City; where they encounter their clone, which makes for a problematic day.
Of the visual, THE BLSSM comments, “The video, directed by my friend and collaborator Sophie Hur; is a window into a surrealist world where two alternate BLSSMs are chasing each other around in a devious but playful dance together. It was inspired by a dream I had once where there were two versions of myself seeking the other out; I feel like that’s exactly what personifies my dynamic with my anxiety. A constant chase and revelation: A narrative I feel and know all too well day to day.”