Toronto-based Soul/Pop artist Liz Loughrey drops an inspiring visual for her new single ‘Rise Up’. With over 2 million views on her Youtube channel, Loughrey has managed to create a devoted and growing fanbase by winning their hearts with her soulful sound blended with uplifting lyrics. Greatly influenced by Etta James and Sade, Loughrey is a genuinely old soul who creates a brand of pop that speaks to the past and signals a bright future.
Written and produced in Miami by Liz Loughrey, Adrian X (The Weeknd, Drake, Kylie Minogue) and Supa Dups (Drake, Party Next Door, Mary J Blige) Rise Up! is a catchy and refreshing song which stands for positive change. It is a call to action that says it’s time to stop living a life of complacency or in the words of the song, it’s time for us to ‘take less and give a little more’. Loughrey adds ‘Rise Up! is more than a song, it’s a movement. The #RiseUpMovement is all about telling the stories of people who are positively impacting the world and encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to Rise Up in their communities. We turn on the news and are constantly bombarded with negativity and so it’s easy to feel powerless, but the #RiseUpMovement is spreading the message that we can do amazing things when we work together.. when we make LOVE our theme, and PEACE our goal’.
With that objective in mind, Liz Loughrey has created the Rise Up Workshops. She is currently visiting schools across the country to encourage youth to think outside the box and start making their own positive impact on their community. The stories collected throughout her workshops will be shared on her website. Anyone can take part in the movement by submitting their own story on Social Media using the #RiseUpMovement hashtag.
Rise Up! is the debut single taken from her upcoming EP which is set to be released sometime next year.
With a collection of poignant and soulful original material to add to the repertoire of personal and original takes on pop songs that won over a devoted and growing following, Liz Loughrey’s voice showcases a style influenced by equal parts Etta James and Sade.
Working with renowned Toronto producer/songwriter/musician Adrian X (The Weeknd, Drake, Kylie Minogue), Loughrey, a genuinely old soul, creates a brand of pop that
speaks to the past and signals a bright future. For this burgeoning vocal chanteuse, the plan has always been to make music that uplifts, and inspires those who hear her.
“Music has always been that higher calling for me. I’ve seen and done many things, but in the end, all roads always lead back to music. There’s never really been a Plan B.”
Like many of the finest vocalists of our time, she might have picked up a vocal
skill or two through osmosis at the local area church from her mother.
“My mother was the worship leader at church. I grew up hearing her passion
for singing, and I believe that’s what triggered an early interest for me.”
Fast forward to 2016 where Loughrey has been working closely with Massey
Hall in Toronto, and her debut single Rise Up! is to be released.
Preceding her upcoming EP, Rise Up! will share the message of empowerment
that Loughrey hopes to embody through her art.