Lizzie’s Opium Waltz

As some of you already know, Astral Eyes has been working on a Classical EP for quite some time. We decided to alternate between Metal and Classical releases.

Lizzie’s Opium Waltz is our first single from our first purely Classical EP, which will be coming out later on this year.

Who is Lizzie?

No, not Lizzie Borden.

Lizzie Borden
We did not write this song about Lizzie Borden

Although Lizzie Borden is an interesting figure in American history, to be quite honest, I was never really interested in her. To be honest, I don’t know much about her other than that jump rope song that goes:

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Yes. I have actually jumped rope with girls to that song when I was a little kid. And yes, I still remember the words.

But no, I wrote it about Lizzie Siddal, artist, poet, model, muse, and opium addict.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - The Tune of the Seven Towers featuring Lizzie Siddal
The Tune of the Seven Towers 1857 Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882

I’ve been fascinated by Elizabeth Siddal for the past year or so, reading her poetry and also an autobiography on her by Lucinda Hawksley, who’s actually a pretty good writer. Lucinda and I tweeted back and forth about Lizzie Siddal after I finished her book.


So musically, we’re going in two different directions. As I’ve mentioned earlier, we’ll alternate between Metal and Classical with of course some Metal in the Classical pieces and tons of Classical in the Metal pieces. I want complete freedom to do whatever I’m inspired by. I don’t like to follow rules.

So here’s a video we made of the song. Give it a listen and if you like it, please support us by buying Astral Eyes – Lizzie’s Opium Waltz from Amazon. The orchestral musicians already got paid. We only get paid when good people like you buy our music.

Here’s the video:

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