Over the past few years we’ve seen a noticeable rise in our national mental health awareness. More and more people every day are choosing to prioritize their mental well-being as highly as they do their physical. From childhood in Lexington, MA to her adulthood in Nashville, TN, Elisabeth Beckwitt has battled anxiety, depression, and addiction. She’s always felt that it’s important to be open and honest about her struggles so that she can encourage others to reach out and seek the help that they might need. Elisabeth pairs her clear, powerful voice with an unapologetically supportive attitude towards her tribe and weaves them together into relatable stories with encapsulating melodies that build an intimate connection with her audience.
With her debut EP ’Gray Again” released in 2018 Elisabeth confronted her demons so we could all feel a little more comfortable talking about our own. She followed that up with an intimate series of live performance videos shot in her own home; "Static Sessions” gave us a look into how Elisabeth deals with the down days, some alone time with her piano and Carole, Ingrid and Sara. Both of these records were released in 2019 as a limited edition vinyl..
With her newest EP, “Indigo,” Beckwitt is showing us the kind of life we can expect to find on the other side of recovery. A life where we embrace our inner strength and allow ourselves to move past whatever baggage is keeping us from moving forward in both our relationships with others and with ourselves.
“After sharing the darker side of my recovery on Gray Again, I wanted Indigo to feel a little more free spirited, almost like a celebration of the progress I’ve made so far.”
The new songs will see Elisabeth take a step away from the rock n’ roll that influenced ‘Gray Again’ and ‘Then We Do’ to embrace her inner pop star. Long time friend and local Nashville Producer Jason Threm was finally able to drag Beckwitt away from the piano, incorporating synths into most every track on the new record.
At the end of 2018 Elisabeth founded the Sad Girl Music brand as a means to support her fellow women trying to succeed in the industry. What started as a Spotify Playlist aiming to spotlight some local talent, has grown to include “Sad Girl Night”; the increasingly popular monthly event hosted at H.O.M.E.(Helping Our Music Evolve) celebrating the beauty, vulnerability, and power of some of Nashville's most talented ladies.
When she isn’t hosting Sad Girl Night, you can catch Elisabeth playing shows locally in Nashville and touring regionally throughout 2019 to promote her upcoming releases.
Between leading one of the fastest growing local communities in town, sharing the stage with national touring acts, and being named Lightning 100’s Artist of the Week; it looks like we’ve only scratched the surface of what we can expect from the Eastside’s favorite Pansexual Queen.
Current Record Cycle
“Free Fall” - Single May 3rd
About the first single: "Free Fall” is about taking a chance on something new, even if it means the world will end. It’s a love song to anyone queer and alone exposing the good, the bad, the scary, and the vulnerable sides of themselves.
This driving pop song with Elisabeth’s cool citrus vocal nestled into a crackling modern track produced by Jason “Fresh” Threm of TME, urges you to love yourself enough to believe that you will get through this and let yourself fall.
“Free Fall” - Video May 17th
“It’s all about taking a chance on something new,” Beckwitt says, “even if it means the world will end. To anybody who is desperately trying to ignore any confusing new feelings they’re experiencing in favor of some outdated labels; afraid of embracing their sexuality and pursuing something that could be wonderful. It’s okay to let yourself fall - I know it's terrifying; it’s also worth it.”
This short, driving tune; showcasing Elisabeth’s impressive vocal prowess accompanied by a crackling modern pop track urges you to love yourself enough to believe that you will get through this and let yourself fall.
“Goddess” - Single June 7th
Quote from Elisabeth about Goddess:
We live our lives while constantly being forced to navigate impossible standards and I hate seeing those I love trapped by those paradoxes. This song is about embracing our inner Goddess and believing that we deserve unconditional love; from a supportive partner, but most importantly from ourselves.
“Goddess” - Video June 21st
“There’s a Demi Lovato song that came out around the time I wrote Goddess that has the line ‘you ain’t nobody ‘til you got somebody,’ recalls Beckwitt. “I kept hearing that line in my head while I was sitting there listening to one of the most beautiful people I know blaming herself for chasing away a person who never showed her even the bare minimum of human decency. Why do we feel like our lives are less valuable if we don’t have a partner? I needed to remind her that with or without a significant other, she is a Goddess.”
In the video for this song, Beckwitt wanted to extend that reminder to all of us. Taking a step out of the spotlight, she brought in a few of her friends and fellow Nashville artists Valentine James, Catalina, and kate. to perform with her. The camera pans around the piano seamlessly transitioning from performer to performer, accentuating the many facets of the ‘Goddess’ in ALL OF US: the vulnerable, the strong, the defiant, the independent, the elusive , the familiar, the mysterious and certainly the brave.
Indigo - EP July 26th
Where last year we were given an artistic and introspective look at the struggles and insecurities of dealing with anxiety, depression, and addiction; this year Beckwitt is showing us the kind of life we can expect to find on the other side of recovery. A life where we embrace our inner strength and allow ourselves to move past whatever baggage is keeping us from moving forward in our relationships, both with others and with ourselves. She's back to share the next step in her journey speaking to subjects like recovery, self-love/acceptance; and of course it wouldn't be an Elisabeth Beckwitt record without a song or two through the lens of her Pansexuality.
Indigo - EP (July, 2019)
“Goddess” - Single (June, 2019)
“Free Fall” - Single & Video (May, 2019)
Static Sessions - 5 Video Series (June, 2018)
“Isabella” - Music Video (Feb, 2018)
Gray Again - EP (Jan, 2018)
“Isabella” - Single (Dec, 2017)
“Gray Again” - Music Video (Dec, 2017)
“Gray Again” - Single (Nov , 2019)
“Static” - Music Video (Apr, 2017)
Then We Do - LP (Dec, 2016)
“Not Your Nashville” - Single & Video (Nov, 2016)
“Kiss Her” - Single & Video (Aug, 2016)