As Lissie gears up to return to our shores next month, she is pleased to share the first single from her forthcoming third album My Wild West as premiered on Radio 2’s Ken Bruce Show.
‘Don’t You Give Up On Me’ will be released alongside My Wild West on Feb 12th through Cooking Vinyl.
My Wild West is a celebration of new adventures to come as Lissie moves back to the Midwest and waves goodbye to her life in California. On ‘Don’t You Give Up On Me’, Lissie sings: “I left you on the coast for something only I can see… Don’t you give up on me, As I dive into the dark, And slip into the endless sea”. The single is about having a vision and urging those around you to hang in there whilst you figure it out.
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, is Lissie’s most personal effort to date. It was recorded with producer Curt Schneider in his Studio City home – he oversaw the project as a whole, produced 8 tracks on the record and pulled together the additional material from Lissie’s time recording with her band in Ojai and with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) in Nashville.
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.”
Going back to her roots in more ways than one, Lissie has returned to touring as a solo act – selling out London’s Union Chapel in 24 hours without any fanfare, Lissie will tour the UK next month and has also announced a further London date for Feb 2016.
UK live shows
1st Dec 2015 – The Limelight 2, Belfast
3rd Dec 2015 – Whelan’s, Dublin
4th Dec 2015 – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
5th Dec 2015 – Manchester Academy 2, Manchester
7th Dec 2015 – Thekla, Bristol SOLD OUT
8th Dec 2015 – Union Chapel, London SOLD OUT
15th Feb 2016 – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London