Missguided Discovered – Lizzy Small

We chatted all things music, aspirations, advice and more…

Written by Georgia Chappell

April 19, 2021

Missguided Discovered Lizzy Small

We chatted to Lizzy Small about all things music, passions, and career advice. Lizzy is officially on the rise after releasing her new single ‘Like It Should’. Based on the West Coast, this LA-based songstress is all about smooth R&B melodies.

If you are all about sensually smooth songs, Lizzy Smalls ‘Like It Should’ is the vibe for you. Don’t worry, there’s more to come. Lizzy is currently gearing up to release her debut EP ‘Dear World’, filled with hazy bedroom pop rhythms.

Lizzy small q+a

Hey Lizzy, how are you doing?

I’m being challenged right now. I love creating music and sharing it with people I love, and I’m thankful to be in grad school pursuing my goals for the future. I am in a time of introspection, a lot of self-work, discomfort, and gaining an understanding of who I am and what I want by appreciating and being kinder to myself.

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Congrats on your new single ‘Like it should’, how did you find your signature sound?

Thank you! I really have to say that I found my sound by reconnecting (after 8+ years) with a childhood friend-Sohrob Akhavan. He is now one of my closest friends, and working with him–someone who really understands me, is how we were able to find our sound together.

I started singing when I was a child. My dad is in business but is extremely musically talented, and so is my sister, Becca. There was a love and appreciation for music ever present in my home. I also started dancing at a very young age, and the relationship between truly understanding music in order to transform what you hear into body movement is vital.

Any exciting projects coming up that you can share?

I’m finishing my first year of graduate school at USC, so I’m halfway to having my master’s degree and that is something I am proud of. In terms of music, I aim to finish what I started by releasing this project I’ve worked on, even though it can be really overwhelming. I’m doing it more as a way to let go and learn more about myself. For me, it’s a way to let go of worrying about judgment and expectations. Whatever comes of it shall be whatever is meant to be, I’m not focused on the outcome.

When I sang at Peppermint Club before the pandemic, a stranger in the audience came up to me and thanked me for sharing my music, and a certain song in particular. They shared how much it resonated with them and how emotional it made them to feel truly understood through the song I wrote. That’s the point of doing any of this, so that moment is very special to me.

If you could work with anyone in the industry, who would it be and why?

Jhene Aiko. I love her. Her sound, her authenticity, her strength as a woman. I just feel like I could learn a lot from her not only musically, but also just human to human.

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Any advice for anyone wanting to get into the music industry?

Do it for yourself. The outcome should not be the driving force. Do it to learn about yourself, challenge yourself, and figure out what you really want in your life. Go at your own speed, and find the route of moving forward that works for YOU, not everybody else.


Fake cocktail? Spicy marg please

Go to destination? Puerto Rico

Homemade or take out? Homemade!!!

Your go to item of clothing RN? Denim

Sweet or savoury? If there’s a chocolate chip cookie present- sweet. But if not, savory!