Billie Zizi Releases Gentle Yet Transcendent Singer Songwriter Track

A “A Picture of a Picture” is out via all platforms now

Edmonton singer-songwriter Billie Zizi is sharing her first new music since 2016, the dreamy and transcendent “A Picture of a Picture,” a song which Zizi wrote early on in the pandemic as she pondered the “ephemeral nature of existence.”


Co-produced with close friend Austin Parachoniak, “A Picture of a Picture” couples pedal steel guitar careening high to exemplify the searching nature of Zizi’s gentle vocals, along with emotional and experimental guitar playing by Parachoniak.


“It’s about searching for the lost memory of love and finding it only in fragmented shadows,” Zizi explains of the song’s themes. 

“Like a ghost, longing paces the imprint of the heart and lives in the recesses of one's mind, dull and intractable, a diffused grief - AKA when you break up and you can barely remember their smile but you’re longing for that ecstasy in the sunshine, that young love feeling, oblivion.” 

Zizi commissioned a diving instructor of hers on the island of Roatán to capture the underwater life she encountered on her trip last year, which was later edited together with kaleidoscopes and other trippy effects to mirror the song’s themes of dreaming, longing, transcendence and fragmented memories.

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Emily Hinde

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