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Music

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Déjà Vu04:01
Espionage02:52
Run Like The Nile02:52
Needs Must03:12watchwatch
Marmalade04:09watchwatch
Crimson Lipstick04:30watchwatch
Big Tin Heart03:18watchwatch
Black Heart Rum03:00watchwatch

Press

If you possess a single ounce of heart or soul then this album [Middle Child] contains 4 minutes and 23 seconds of the most beautiful song and performance that you will hear this year…

…”Deja Vu” is the sort of song David Lynch might use as a recurring theme in one of his films…

… Eliza Jaye’s posthumous album captures her questing spirit – from vivid indie punk and dream pop to the silvery, otherworldly quality of ‘Tenderness’ and ‘Deja Vu’. A moving collection of songs that stays with you…

L O'Brien

This album is a beautifully crafted, sometimes breathtaking, but undeniably poignant journey through luscious soundscapes…

These three songs [Orchid, The Desert, Take the Time] have a peace and quiet beauty, focusing in on happiness and the inevitability of life and made this listener at least, appreciate the simple pleasures in life just that little bit more…

Biography

(The album, Middle Child, was released posthumously on 18 September 2020. Eliza completed the album in 2016, the year before her cancer diagnosis. Eliza passed away in February 2020.)

Initially trained as a classical violinist from a young age, Eliza Jaye learned the guitar to compliment her writing and her gift for singing during a scholarship in music. Eliza then started a degree in Opera but left early, being drawn to the life of the traveler and artist.

Living in her camper-van-cum-mobile-recording-studio, Eliza’s love of the freedom of being on the road nurtured as she toured the UK and Europe as a solo and guest performer with various artist.

As an artist and musician, I draw inspiration from my environment and, living on the road, means having access to a constantly changing environment. One day I could be in a forest the next day by the sea or in a foreign country.

The single “Deja Vu” was written while in Perpignan, in the south of France.

The ambiance of the place, the vastness of the sea, the smell of lemon sugar crepes, and the carousel painted with mermaids were all distilled into the writing of the song.

Eliza has produced and recorded two albums of material inspired by ideas spanning her lifetime. Several of the songs were written from when she was a teenager in Sydney.

Material seems to distill in me over time and is often drawn from feelings of nostalgia.