Live at Union Chapel follows hot on the heels of Lissie’s latest studio album, My Wild West, which was released through Cooking Vinyl. 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 her roots. The album entered the UK’s Top 20, peaking at number 16.
One of Lissie’s most powerful tracks on the album, “Daughters” is a pro-feminist call-to-arms that took its cue from Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, subject of the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. In March, Lissie partnered with charity:water in support of International Women’s Day to raise awareness surrounding the non-profit’s mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. She released a pay ‘what you want’ download of ‘Daughters’, which raised over $4500 for clean water projects in developing countries. She also performed the song on CNN International to spread word of the cause.
Lissie's two previous albums, 2010's Catching a Tiger and 2013's Back to Forever, both scored in the Top 20 of the U.K. charts and Top 5 in Norway, the former going gold in both countries. Live at Union Chapel is set for release on November 25th, 2016.
Live at Union Chapel Tracklisting
03. Sun Keeps Risin’
04. When I’m Alone
05. They All Want You
07. Oh Mississippi
10. Don’t You Give Up On Me
12. Everywhere I Go
13. In Sleep
Lissie UK Tour Dates
29th Nov The Old Fruit Market Glasgow
30th Nov Academy 2 Manchester
1st Dec Brudenell Social Club Leeds
3rd Dec O2 Institute2 Birmingham
4th Dec Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
6th Dec KOKO London
7th Dec Concorde 2 Brighton
8th Dec Waterfront Norwich
10th Dec Guildhall Gloucester
11th Dec The Glee Cardiff
12th Dec Leadmill Sheffield
14th Dec Rescue Rooms Nottingham