Lissie – 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.”
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.
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.
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Catalogue Number: COOKCD639
Release Date: 12 February 2016