Lissa

FRESH: ‘True Love’ – LissA

LissA returns with “True Love”.

by Christopher Smith

Having already worked the likes of The Him, Filous and Syn Cole to name a few, and with over 80 million Spotify streams to her name to date no less, LissA is one name you’ll certainly be hearing a lot more of over the coming years. Still riding high off the back of her critically lauded single “Gin” back in May, the hotly-tipped singer songwriter now adds to her diverse discography as she makes her eagerly anticipated return to Night Air Records with her latest vocal offering “True Love”.

Produced by up-and-coming French producer Møme, who shot to notoriety following his 2016 hit single “Aloha”, “True Love’s” atmospheric, down-tempo intro is dominated by LissA’s fragile vocals, warped synthesisers and distorted vinyl crackle, before the record dives headfirst into sheer, unadulterated synth-pop euphoria. Thiwss song has to be heard to be believed! It is amazing!

The word ‘organic’ best describes LissA’s approach and ascent. The fast-rising singer-songwriter isn’t rigidly stuck to one sound. Instead she pursues a multitude of different flavours that express the full range of her musical tastes. You’re just as likely to hear LissA release one of her downtempo, beautifully fragile singles like “Zimt” or haunting atmospheric songs like “Not” as you are to hear her collaborate with a world-famous dance music producer.

She writes all her songs on her guitar, these creations later finding their best-fitting style and context without too much force. Her hook-ups with Filous (“Feel Good Inc.”) and The Him (“I Wonder”) have shown her diverse nature and appeal and picked up over 45 million Spotify streams alone, putting her on the global music map in a big way. With some seriously big-name partnerships in the work, her voice will continue to reach an ever-wider audience.

For more abour LissA, check out 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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