Singer-songwriter Lindsay Mazza describes herself as being "a devoted advocate for self-expression", and rightfully so — her music is an exploration of her inner-most feelings and thoughts. This is not at all surprising, as she cites Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan, and Alanis Morissette as some of her many influences. Mazza's voice is strong and smooth, with a soulful depth and an impressive range. Mazza combines a definite pop sensibility with a gift for inventive chord structures and catchy melodies, making her music both familiar and completely her own. Due to its confessional nature, her music conveys a sense of intimacy that is rarely experienced in today's pop music; Mazza's tunes will draw you in, and you won't want to be let go.
Lindsay Mazza performs Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. at Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St. Free. bouldercoffeeco.com.