My Wild West CD + Live At Union Chapel CD Bundle
Release Date: 25/11/2016
This multi buy includes:
Live At Union Chapel
- My Wild West CD Album
- Live At Union Chapel CD Album
Lissie has officially announced her new live acoustic album, Live at Union Chapel, which is set to release on 25th November surrounding her solo U.K. tour! The album features 13 solo acoustic songs recorded at Lissie’s Union Chapel show in London last year, including a special cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”.
Live at Union Chapel will release on the heels of Lissie’s latest studio album, My Wild West, which dropped earlier this year via Lionboy Records and Thirty Tigers in the US and Cooking Vinyl in the UK. Her most personal album to date, My Wild West is a fitting tribute to Lissie's life in California, from her arrival as a fresh-faced singer-songwriter to now, leaving for the Midwest wiser and more self-assured. My Wild West represents both a new beginning and a return to Lissie's Midwestern roots. The album hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Album chart!
My Wild West
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. "I want my 40 acres in the sun," sings Lissie on 'Hero'; written before she had made the decision to leave California, the song revealed her sub-conscious desires and predicted the changes to come. It details Lissie's struggles with life on the West Coast and the inner strength she gained from overcoming her problems to forge her own path: "I could have been a hero, I could have been a zero, I could have been all of these things". Growing up in possession of a strong rebellious streak surrounded by the memory of steamboats and railroads of past, acclaimed songwriter Lissie has returned home to the Midwest after spending several formative years in The Golden State. 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. 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. Celebrating her newfound artistic freedom, Lissie found "the moment I decided not to make an album was when I really started to make the album. That took all the pressure off." What emerged from that period was a cohesive, conceptual, musical whole. "The songs turned out to be more personal because I wasn't adhering to a strict set schedule" she explains. 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. Lissie recently purchased a 10-acre farm in a small town in Iowa - her own "field of dreams;" busy converting the barn into a recording studio, getting used to her new pick-up truck and setting up beehives, she is visibly content in her new life, eager to take on each new adventure and challenge that presents itself. With a career that has seen her open for renowned artist Lenny Kravitz (an early supporter), Tom Petty and even been asked to perform at Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's wedding, Lissie has had a wealth of incredible experiences that have made her the confident and determined artist she is today. As she moves into the next journey, she laughs, "I'm in a really good place. In fact, I'm already planning a follow-up album, My Mild Midwest."