Lisabel

FRESH: ‘If Not Me, Who?’ – Lisabel

Lisabel is back with “If Not Me, Who?”.

by Christopher Smith

Lisabel – who we have been following with great interest since her debut “Green Jade” last year – is back with her new single “If Not Me, Who?”, in which she urges to learn about self-empowerment through moments of insecurity.

Lisabel is a singer/songwriter based in London who explores genres with no intention of labelling her music. This time, differently to her previous singles “Green Jade” and “Stars Dance” which both focus on mystic and unearthly topics, Lisabel is dealing with her emotions talking about insecurity and vulnerability both of which she strives to transform into self-love and a sense of worthiness.

Her feelings are conveyed through different dynamics in her voice, storytelling and production which all frame the experience through stages; starting from self-doubt, to acceptance, Lisabel finally reaches a sense of serenity and confidence that help her face life and to find freedom in her creativity. The song’s melancholic opening characterised by a soft but colourful Prophet 08 soon develops into a wider arrangement composed of strings, bells, arpeggiators and more synthesizers as well as a driving groove.

“If Not Me, Who?” is a synth based soul track enhanced by a detailed production provided by London based keyboardist, synth player, producer and mixing engineer Nikola Kovačević at Brother Sun Sister Moon Productions who co-wrote the song with Lisabel.

You can purchase “If Not Me, Who?” and all of Lisabel’s other releases by clicking here

Stay in touch with Lisabel through her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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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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