Feature Release: Lizzie Cates - King Of Hearts



Having grown up in what is known as the “biggest little city”, Reno, Nevada, Lizzie Cates knew there was a bigger calling for her, bigger than her small hometown could fulfill. In 2017 Lizzie debuted her first major single, "Strangers" which received an ISSA Award. It was then she knew music was more than a hobby and it was a dream she must chase. Later that year, packing her entire life in two suitcases with her guitar in hand Lizzie jumped on a one way flight and moved across the United States to Nashville, Tennessee to focus on building her dream to be a full time artist. Shortly after arriving, she quickly got to work and began writing with notable writers in both country and pop music and started performing at iconic venues across Music City such as The Bluebird Cafe.


Having a voice that is often compared to pop icon Taylor Swift, with hints of The Chicks' Natalie Maines and punk princess Avril Lavigne, Lizzie's popularity rapidly gained attention around town. When she plays live, it’s her catchy hooks, bubbly personality and natural ability to bring love and energy to a room that keeps fans coming back and wanting more. She has had the amazing opportunity to open for touring acts such as Rachel Platten, American Authors, Echosmith and Whitey Morgan.


"King Of Hearts" was written years ago, after being in a chaotic relationship.


'It moved so fast that I was just waiting to crash. It was a love that made me feel so high that I was just waiting to drop and hit the ground. It wasn’t a matter of if it was going to end. It was a matter of when it would end and when it did, it was going to annihilate me, and that it did. I love to write in metaphors and at the time, (and probably still to this day) I was obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. That’s what it felt like. Falling for him felt like “falling down a rabbit hole and getting lost in Wonderland”. His “Wonderland”' [Lizzie Cates]


Think Cassadee Pope, Kelsea Ballerini, and Taylor Swift. The song encompasses a combination of modern country and old-school pop instrumentation alongside an emotional and powerful vocal performance that causes the listener to appreciate the story that's being presented. This song is one that I'm sure we can all relate to in one way, shape or form, and I really think you should listen to it!!


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Song Credits:

Writers: Lizzie Cates, Nate Teel

Robbie Artress: Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Church Bell

Gideon Klein: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Solo, Drums (cello on the piano version)

Gabe Klein: Piano, Oregon (piano track for the piano version)

Jonathan Galleti: Banjo

Matt Wynn: Harmonies

Produced by: Robbie Artress

Coproduced: Lizzie Cates

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