LIZZY & THE FANATICS is a trio of dreamers, musicians, and lovers of life. And through singles like ‘Les Fleurs Mortes’ the argument for the passing of time’s cruelty is suggested in the nostalgia felt by Lizzy and her writing. The longing, and the memories of a memories that will haunt her psyche, irradiates the stresses of current depictions. It all melts away for a time, and but in a snapshot, a sliver of lost loves are kept.
“I wrote Les fleurs mortes while riding my bike in the dead of November last year, while missing the summer,” Lizzy recounted. “The song is about nostalgia; how it can simultaneously make you feel the sad feelings of losing something from the past, at the same time as feeling content of remembering something that was good. I find that this ambivalence of feeling is a bit like drying dead flowers, preserving the memory of something nice.”
Once a French philosopher by the name of George Sand touted: “Il n’y a qu’un bonheur dans la vie, c’est d’aimer et d’être aimé (There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved). And in an interesting way, Lizzy’s lyrics capture that iconic moment in time. A thought. An idilic pacification of which there’s no equal.
The band is headed by Lysanne “Lizzy” Picard, Denise Trimm, and Amélie Laplante. They’re from Montreal, and they sparkle with dreams.