In songs previously released by Elizabeth Eckert, the piano has its section to shine. In her new single “Like a Piano” the piano is played with equal intensity. But it acts as a catalyst to heighten the intensity allowing her vocals and lyrics to take the foreground.
Elizabeth’s lyrical ballads are reminiscent of a Musical Theatre quality, due to its great storytelling feature. Every inch of this song is burning with betrayal. Her rawness helps the audience connect with her. Of course the song has stunning piano, guitar and drum accompaniments but nothing shines more than Elizabeth’s voice and writing. The song tingles with cracking imagery where she sings to catharsis and channels her rage, pain and vulnerability. It’s almost as if Elizabeth Eckert stands bare in front of her listeners and that must be applauded. To be clear she isn’t someone who overcomplicates her songs, what sets her apart is her usage of mundane metaphors that really connects with us. Her lyrical and vocal intensity is very much like Adele’s.
The song feels as though it is written to be used in the 2007 release- The waitress by Adrienne Shelly. The movie is a comedy Drama where the protagonist is facing an unwanted pregnancy. This was later adapted on to the stage. Sara Bareiles composed a few tracks and starred in it as well. Honestly, Elizabeth Eckert can star in this as well and adding Like a Piano to the mix would only amplify the brilliance of the musical.
Elizabeth Eckert was honestly a child prodigy as she started to play the piano at 3 years of age. The absolute champion came back to music with all she had after enduring a wrist injury. She then continued to go on a tour around the UK. How can you not follow this flower of an artist after listening to her immovable persistence?