Feb 21, 2023 1 min read

Approved: Ellie Dixon

Approved: Ellie Dixon

Having signed to Universal’s Decca just under a year ago, Ellie Dixon has just released her second single for the label, ‘Big Lizard Energy’.

A chirpy pop song in which she imagines herself as a giant murderous dinosaur, her half-rapped verses give way to a singalong chorus that will lodge itself in your head for hours.

“’Big Lizard Energy’ is the musical embodiment of a parody disaster movie all about gaining perspective on the stresses around you”, she says.

“As an anxious person I’ve always found myself blowing problems out of proportion, so during a time I was particularly struggling with this I wanted to write a song that did the opposite – [that] blew ME out of proportion”.

“I imagined I was a giant lizard towering over a city and suddenly I felt a lot better (‘Not so scared when I’m 320ft’)”, she goes on.

“It’s a tongue-in-cheek look into the overthinking mind and how panic can escalate quickly (’Hit the red alert when it’s just a bit of caution’) but how we can control our response to the things that panic us. It’s a reminder to take a breather and remember that we are much bigger than the negative parts of our lives”.

Dixon will be touring the UK in May, finishing the run with a show at Lafayette in London on 24 May.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Big Lizard Energy’ below, or listen while playing this accompanying video game.

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