Liz Rognes's new album, Topographies, is a collection of songs that maps the terrain of physical and figurative landscapes. Liz’s signature real-life songwriting is featured in the album, but Topographies also includes songs that explore less tangible contours, like identity and survival. Songs on the album range from flirtatious country stomp (What I Can’t Have) to ethereal, ambient songs (like Lake Okoboji) that feature rich vocal harmonies and string arrangements. All of the songs, though—whether playful or powerful—explore some aspect of the landscapes of the human condition.
1. Mama Said (3:00)
2. Kiss Me Goodbye (3:40)
3. Mirabelle (5:08)
4. Mountain Pass (3:34)
5. First Daughter (3:10)
6. What I Can't Have (2:38)
7. Lake Okoboji (4:21)
8. Paste (3:34)
9. Attention (4:42)
10. Sunset (3:38)
“Liz Rognes has established herself as one of the finest local voices. Writing songs of heartbreak and life's struggles, she sings as an angelic soprano in her upper range, but can get downright soulful in her middle register.”
—Matt Loi, producer, 103.1 KCDA
“Liz Rognes makes simple music beautiful. The Spokane-by-way-of-Minnesota singer-songwriter has fast risen in the local scene with her powerful real-life songwriting. She's a unique female singer: her vocals often starting submissive and evolving into something strong and powerful. A true Spokane gem.” —The Pacific Northest Inlander
"Her music leads with her articulate soprano voice — and she has an incredible range."
—Jordy Byrd, The Pacific Northwest Inlander