Canadian singer/songwriter Phöenix Lazare is an artist true to her roots, unveiling a vulnerably authentic self. Embedded within compelling vocal melodies and warm guitar are the reflections of those who came before her: those who taught her to follow inspiration where it leads. This fearlessness is found in Phöenix’s lyrics – no topic is off limits. With songs reflecting devotion, defeat and touching on social affairs, she tells bittersweet stories. Phöenix’s talent has been refined over generations and hand crafted since her youngest years. Born into a family of musicians, she grew naturally into a level of ability that was nurtured at Berklee College of Music, where Phöenix received a bachelor’s degree in Songwriting. With years of experience performing solo and with a band, Phöenix creates a comfortable atmosphere, sitting down with her audience, sharing laughter and love. Sounds reflecting folk, Americana and pop ring throughout Phöenix’s work. She released three singles in 2017 and her most recent, "Defeat" in early 2018, presenting a diverse collection of tracks that compliment her thoughtful lyrics. Envisioning a "warm blanket of sound," velvet layers create an intimacy that embodies sitting around a fire. There is nothing contrived about what Phöenix creates. Her music is pure. Her songs come from within and without. There is sensitivity, following the footsteps left on the path by those who walked before her.
"This sort of writing is no easy task, but (Phöenix) describes the songwriting process as a natural and fluid moment of understanding. A moment when she stopped fighting the feeling and allowed it to be her closest ally in the creative process. " - Christine Harazim, NASHVILLE OFFBEAT
“A rare item. It is a clear testament to Phöenix’s skill for those in the audience who are moved to tears by her songs’ emotional beauty.” - Elizabeth Nolan, GULF ISLANDS DRIFTWOOD
Musical influences: Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, The Milk Carton Kids, Sara Bareilles.