Lissie – ‘My Wild West’ Out Now on Cooking Vinyl!
“UNDOUBTEDLY HER BEST ALBUM YET” ★★★★ – Q
“ANOTHER BITTERSWEET TRIUMPH” ★★★★ – INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
“MY WILD WEST IS PRIMED TO BE A RAY OF LIGHT AMIDST THE DOLDRUMS OF WINTER” – MARIE CLAIRE
My Wild West is Lissie’s third studio album; it is a celebration of new adventures to come as she moves back to the Midwest and waves goodbye to her life in California.
Lissie’s two previous albums, 2010’s Catching a Tiger and 2013’s Back to Forever, both hit Top 20 in the UK charts with the former record going Gold. Her songs have been licensed for countless films and TV shows, topped numerous Best Of polls whilst ‘The Longest Road,’ a song she wrote with DJ Morgan Page was subsequently remixed by Deadmau5 and nominated for a ‘Best Remixed Record’ Grammy.
Lissie comments: Hey everyone! I am very excited and proud to share my new album “My Wild West” with you! It’s a deeply personal musical chronicle of the 12 glorious years i spent in California! It is also a new chapter for me as an independent artist who’s relocated to a farm in Iowa! I was very hands on in its creation so it is especially meaningful to present it to you all! Please enjoy it as a whole and see some of your own lives in it! I love that through making and sharing music, I can touch on universal sentiments & experiences that make us all feel a little bit closer! Thank you for all of the love and support! I truly feel it and am grateful!
Her new album, My Wild West, recorded in Nashville with her producer Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), her band in Ojai and executive producer Curt Schneider in his Studio City home, is Lissie’s most personal effort to date.
My Wild West opens with ‘Hollywood’ and closes with ‘Ojai’ – a fitting tribute to the state she has called home for more than a decade. As the album unfolds, we see a more confident Lissie, self-assured and coming into her own power. Her tales of triumph and self-propelled adventure were inspired by females close and far from home: her aunt who passed away from ALS (‘Sun Keeps Risin’), Liberian peace activist and Nobel Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, subject of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (‘Daughters’). Elsewhere, ‘Shroud’ and ‘Go For a Walk’ shed light of the yin-yang nature of Lissie’s personality, the first, a meditation on depression and isolation, the latter, a heartfelt affirmation of nature’s power of renewal.
Tracklisting: 1. My Wild West Overture, 2. Hollywood, 3. Wild West, 4. Hero, 5. Sun Keeps Risin’, 6. Don’t You Give Up On Me, 7. Stay, 8. Daughters, 9. Together Or Apart, 10. Shroud, 11. Go For A Walk, 12. Ojai
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