Midwestern artist Lissie is a multi-talented tour de force who will release her new Americana-tinged indie folk album Carving Canyons this Friday, September 16 via Lionboy Records. Early singles “Flowers,” “Night Moves” and “Sad” received acclaim spanning MTV, No Depression, FLOOD, the Independent and Clash, with Night Moves receiving radio support from Jo Whiley, Steve Wright and BBC Radio 2 playlist. Today, she has unleashed an optimistic new single “Chasing The Sun”. Listen HERE. Watch the official video HERE.
Lissie shares, “I was inspired to write ‘Chasing The Sun’ driving through rural Iowa on a winter afternoon. I wanted to get home before dark & felt like I was following the sun home, keeping time with it. It’s a song of optimism and hope for the future. To keep going.”
Lissie appeared in the TV shows Twin Peaks & Loudermilk. She co-owns a pop music genre themed popcorn company Otts Pops Indie Pop as well as living on, managing & conserving 45 acres in NE Iowa. The twelve song collection is a sonic comfort as it simultaneously charts the ripples caused by heartbreak and loneliness as well as what happens when the soul perseveres amidst pain.
Carving Canyons is another step in an impressive career that opens up endless possibilities for what’s to come.
Earlier this year, Lissie played a sold-out show in London at LaFayette following last years release of ‘Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)’ and the ‘Anniversary Edition’ of ‘Catching A Tiger’. Lissie sets out on an extensive North American tour later this month which will make stops in NYC, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia, Iowa City, DC and more. Lissie returns to the UK for a series of instores – for tickets visit HERE.
26th – St John’s Church, Kingston (Banquet Records) – 6PM
27th – Resident, Brighton – 6PM
28th – Rough Trade, Bristol – 6:30PM
29th – Rough Trade, Nottingham – 6PM
1st – Crash Records, Leeds – 6PM (SOLD OUT)
2nd – Pie & Vinyl in Southsea – 1PM (lunchtime set)
2nd- Vinilo Record Store, Southampton – 6:30PM (evening set)