It starts with a single note, a single phrase or a single melody to change a person’s life and to make art an introspective influence to one’s soul.

 

For Pop-songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt, music has been a constant in her life since day one; since the first notes she played on the piano. At age eight, living in her hometown of Lexington, MA, Elisabeth discovered her love for performance when she, her parents, and her older brother began putting on small concerts for their friends and family. With her mother on violin and brother and father on piano, Elisabeth’s love for music, specifically for singing, started to bloom. Though fond memories of music filled her early years, Elisabeth’s childhood was not without its hardships.

Throughout her teenage years, Elisabeth struggled with severe anxiety and depression stemming from childhood abuse. Elisabeth’s struggles led her to seek professional psychiatric assistance, where she was eventually diagnosed with a mental disorder. The help Elisabeth received gave her the tools she needed to make it through a difficult time in her life while teaching her to manage her diagnosis. It is her hope that by being open about her disorder and sharing her personal struggles, she can help to erase the stigma that is oftentimes associated with mental health.

 

Presently, Elisabeth takes inspiration from indie-pop acts such as Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. She writes with heart and confidence, her clear voice typically accompanied by melodic piano. In April 2017, Elisabeth released a music video for her track “One More,” a project that serves to open up a dialogue for those struggling with addiction in all of it's many forms. Fresh off the release of her latest EP “Gray Again,” Elisabeth premiered a music video for her teenage lesbian love anthem “Isabella” and a series of live performance videos called the "Static Sessions.”

I write for the child that doesn’t feel safe in their own home. I write for the awkward teenager who is struggling with their identity. I write for the depressed, and the addicts, and the abused. I write for them because I am them, and I know what it is to feel unheard. I want to write the music that I needed in the darker times of my life, because I got through them and I know that you can’t do it alone.
— Elisabeth Beckwitt

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