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Songs We Love: Liz Vice, 'Empty Me Out'

Songs We Love: Liz Vice, 'Empty Me Out'

02Empty Me Out

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Portland's Liz Vice releases her debut album, There's A Light, this fall. Chimera Rene/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Portland's Liz Vice releases her debut album, There's A Light, this fall.

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Portland singer Liz Vice didn't set out to sing; her first passions were acting and filmmaking. She also didn't grow up with gospel music, and says she's uncomfortable with the gospel-singer label. But Vice began singing through a local church, then with a gospel collective called Deeper Well.

Her surprising debut album, There's A Light, seemingly came out of nowhere, with a satisfying sound that pulls from Motown roots and offers a hopeful message, especially in "Empty Me Out." There's A Light comes nationally on Sept. 25.

Watch Vice discuss and perform "Empty Me Out" for OPB.