Elizabeth Ziman is one of those New Yorkers you hope to meet. A classically trained musician, who has an expressive love of life. To be with Ziman is to be constantly laughing and smiling, to find yourself forgetting the bullshit of the outside world. This is also prominent in her music, as Elizabeth and the Catapult. With that love for joy, also comes a skill for poignant honesty; and Ziman’s latest upcoming album, Keepsake, perfectly encapsulates that dichotomy between joyous pop songs and heartstring-pulling stories.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to Ziman about why it’s important to write, even when dealing with tragedy, how a younger Elizabeth Ziman would view Elizabeth and the Catapult, the journey of creating Keepsake, and why it’s inspiring to be in New York. Check out their conversation below, along with the video for 'Underwater'. Also, be sure to check out her forthcoming live dates by heading here.

“One of the themes on this album is about negotiating with yourself; and navigating that need for reinvention.”

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