Lisabel

FRESH: ‘Stars Dance’ – Lisabel

Singer Lisabel releases her galactic neo soul single “Stars Dance”!

by Christopher Smith

After the release of her first single “Green Jade” from which Lisabel garnered passionate reviews about her witty songwriting and fresh personality, the London based singer songwriter is back with a new story and sound that take place on another galaxy.

Lisabel’s new single “Stars Dance” transports the listener to a space and time where the main ‘credo’ is the hope for mental elevation and for positive things to come our way. The song is influenced by artists such as Gretchen Parlato and Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) who have both been a big inspiration to Lisabel’s songwriting and storytelling.

Rhythm is only one of the protagonists of this jazz fusion, soul infused new track that offers an original storytelling which sees a conversation between Lisabel and the stars, by nature wiser and purer than us humans. The brightness of the stars inspires the songwriter to strive to be a better person who never loses hope for a better future. With a chord progression characterized by its clever repetition aiming to go higher and higher almost hypnotising the ears, the song is not lacking of skilled musicians who provide a strong backbone in terms of groove and musical vocabulary.

Lisabel’s use of lyrics as well as jazz syllables is an example of her broad interest in many music genres which will all be present in her upcoming debut album, out in mid 2019. “Stars Dance” was recorded at the iconic Konk Studios (built in the 70s and owned by the British rock band The Kinks) in early 2018. It was written by Lisabel and produced by Nikola Kovačević and Lisabel Biscaldi.

Lisabel is a singer songwriter based in London. She has been singing and performing from a young age, studying vocals and piano before moving to London to further her musical studies. She obtained a music degree in performance graduating from BIMM London in 2016. Since then Lisabel performed in renowned venues such as the O2 Academy Islington, 606 Jazz club, Novikov and The Half Moon with both her music and as a guest vocalist for musical collectives. In the past few years Lisabel has been working on the composition, recording and production of her upcoming debut album which will be released in 2019.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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