Liz Nash – “Boo Boo Betty”


A compelling slice of bluesy Americana, “Boo Boo Betty” is a new single from Liz Nash, based in Mount Dora, Florida. The artist also works as a part-time psychiatric nurse, and says: “I use writing to talk about mental illness, personality disorders and just everyday life.” Severe depression is addressed on “Boo Boo Betty,” which chronicles a fictitious character in their day-to-day life. The artful approach lends a therapeutic benefit, as well. “I sometimes use different songwriting exercises in the facility I work at help patients process their traumas,” Nash explains.

The vocals on “Boo Boo Betty” begin with a debonair lament — “she sleepwalks through the day,” they let out, immersing within a range of delectably twangy guitars. A soaring guitar line enters at the track’s mid-point, as the vocals continue thereafter into the day’s events of Boo Boo Betty, from awakening into the moments as she crawls back into bed. The catchy vocal refrain and rock-ready appeal combines with relatable depictions of depression for a compelling track from Liz Nash.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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