Liaden Zane - Not So Long Ago
Liaden Zane takes us beneath the glimmering seas and beyond the shooting stars as she graces us with a whirlwind of sweet innocence met with reminiscence on folk-pop hit, Not So Long Ago.
Wander into a musical forest rich in green hues where fairies glide over twinkly guitar vibrations and mellow melodies adorn a soul who's been through a fall. Liaden Zane catches hearts while sharing heartbreak over an uptempo acoustic.
Not So Long Ago is a gentle pull on the past where a moment of pondering rises into a vocal eruption of gentle agony. Liaden Zane delivers a poetically cosmic combustion, entailing a memory where the feeling of first love may not have felt as deep. It doesn't take away from the act of loving while young; however, it does put emotions in perspective, especially when personal growth comes into play.
"I wrote Not So Long Ago when I was 16, and I think you can hear it through the story; it's about that first moment in losing some of your young naiveté. I'd had my first case of what I thought love was at the time and had felt my first sting. It was me beginning to learn that sometimes things don't mean much more than what they mean (to quote the song). It was a completely non-bitter song about reflecting on a love you just recently had, deciphering between what was actually there and what was wishful thinking, and finally letting those feelings go to bed." - Liaden Zane
Not So Long Ago tunefully creates an escape into a fairytale-like frequency where guitar strings glow and vocals sparkle, and if you look up, you're bound to see a lit-up treehouse swaying to the instrumentals produced by Liaden and Bean Recordings.
"I worked with @beanrecordings for the production of this song. Dan took my guitar demo, saw my vision, and took it beyond my expectations. I had said that I wanted a bitter-sweet sound that just slowly swells like the ocean, which is referenced in the song until it breaks into this melancholia at the bridge. This was to represent how it can feel to digest your feelings; the beginning is like me trying to keep my cool and not be too hurt, but then this major swell of emotional outpour happens, and then by the final verse it's quiet, raw, and completely vulnerable as I enter resignation." - Liaden Zane
As we speak, Liaden is currently in the studio "recording and producing new music," which will be released in the near future. If you're ready to hear and witness Liaden Zane's growth, plug into her line while you play Not So Long Ago from our UNCVRD '23 Spotify playlist.
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