REVIEW: Elisabeth Beckwitt’s ‘Indigo’ Triumphs Over Demons
As told by the artist herself, indie pop artist Elisabeth Beckwitt‘s EP Indigo is intended to show listeners “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.”
Beckwitt — who is open about her own personal battles with anxiety, depression, and addiction — hits the mark, exploring the process of finding out and accepting who we are, and causing listeners to think about their relationships with themselves and those they love.
Indigo begins with its title track, a perfect opening statement that represents an awakening of the spirit, and the outset of an attempt to learn to walk again and rebuild in recovery. From there, we journey into “Free Fall,” a slow-burning and deliberate march into a new world full of inspiring new love and possibilities.
Speaking of love, we briefly visit its darker side on “Crowded,” which unwraps the riddles and finds resolution surrounding infidelity with a big-time, synth-infused hook that stands up as one of the most memorable moments on Indigo. Then, we take a brighter turn on “Baggage,” a bubbly love song that updates the vintage musical sensibility of doo wop. “Baggage” is about getting to know a new love, and approaching each other’s history and imperfections from a place of appreciation, instead of judgment.
To close things out, we have “Goddess,” the cinematic, soaring self-care anthem about re-discovering self-worth after struggling to find it for so long.
Overall, Indigo tells a complete and triumphant story — one of redemption, self-discovery, and finding love from within, and of finding the brightest light from the darkest of places.
We’ll tell you more of what into this one, when Elisabeth Beckwitt joins us on Monday’s edition of our official podcast, The Quinn Spinn. For now, get to know these songs below via Spotify!