Soul singer Izo FitzRoy exploded on to the scene in 2017 with her debut LP “Skyline”, the album incorporating a stunning fusion of styles spanning gospel, funk and soul as Izo’s raw bluesy tone and direct lyricism took centre stage.
Her second album “How The Mighty Fall” built further on the soul and gospel foundations of her debut. Recorded between Paris, London and Sheffield, it saw her move up a gear from new voice on the scene to magazine cover star.
The album was released In March of 2020, just as the world went into lockdown, so instead of the planned tour, a burgeoning online musical friendship began between Izo and renowned L.A. producer Erik Janson, who both shared a deep love of mid 60s and early 70s soul and rock records. They began to write a series of songs to describe their experiences from the year, but with a sound harkening back to records like Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty In Memphis” and Bill Withers’ “Just As I Am”.
The result was a trio of songs that will be released as standalone singles in the second half of 2021 ahead of Izo’s third album due for 2022.
‘Everybody Knows This Ain’t Right’ is the first of the three and was written after witnessing the social unrest in the US and the U.K that spread globally and defined a world that was already in turmoil. Izo and Erik turned to one of their musical heroes Bill Withers, to draw both musical and lyrical inspiration from the depth, perspective and healing power of his records.