This song came very naturally and quickly as I was writing with longtime collaborator Martin Craft and the brilliant Liam Howe. It was interesting to be laying almost country like lyrics, reflecting my farmlife in Iowa, atop a very sultry, smooth and what I think is a pretty hip track! I hope people can appreciate a bit of a different sonic quality from me as I’m working on an album that will be a bit of a fresh, new sound
I’m also announcing some new solo US/Canada fall tour dates, the PRESALE (no code needed) will be Wednesday, June 21 @ 10am local time via lissie.com/gigs. Public tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 23. Also check lissie.com/gigs for all upcoming tour dates!
NEW NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
October 17 — Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark 18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts (no presale) 20 — Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli 21 — Ottawa, ON @ The Rainbow 23 — Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe 24 — Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall 25 — Providence, RI @ Alchemy 27 — Albany, NY @ The Hollow 31 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
November 1 — Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Trap House 2 — Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 4 — Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium 6 — Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre 8 — Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage 9 — Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill 11 — Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
Enjoy my rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “River”, available on my recent “Live at Union Chapel” album! I’ve always adored this song! & While I love the holidays, there’s always a sense of melancholy I get that this song captures so perfectly
Playing live is my favorite part of being a musician. Being able to capture and share the energy of the acoustic solo performance and crowd in a space like Union Chapel is exciting! Buy/stream a digital copy of ‘Live at Union Chapel’ NOW or pre-order a physical CD (out Oct. 14 in the US & Nov. 25 in the UK/Ireland) here:https://lissie.lnk.to/LATUC CDs are also in my US online store:http://www.shopbenchmark.com/lissie/
The brilliant Talain Rayne directed my latest video for Wild West! He found the 4 coolest brothers to shoot the footage themselves which he edited into this beautiful piece. I initially had no idea what to expect and I am in love with how it turned out! Wild West is a song about reclaiming ones life & path, and this video feels like it’s recapturing a sort of innocent joy while being fierce & rebellious!
Hope to see you at one of my upcoming US tour dates! Skrizzly Adams will not only be the support act but his band will also be my band! This is a bit of an experiment for me, since I moved back to Iowa & am now an independent artist! This is a creative way to represent the album while also getting to play with a great group of guys & musicians! Get your tickets!