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Lissie Set To Release New Album 'My Wild West'

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Set To Release New Album
My Wild West
On Feb. 12

"Her new album My Wild West is primed to be a ray of light amidst the doldrums of winter."
- Marie Claire 
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Lissie is gearing up to release her new album "My Wild West" on Feb. 12.

Her most personal album to date "My Wild West" is a fitting tribute to Lissie's life in California, from her arrival as a fresh-faced singer-songwriter to now, leaving for the Midwest wiser and more self-assured.

"My Wild West" represents both a new beginning and a return to Lissie's Midwestern roots.

Lissie's label Lionboy Records teamed up with Thirty Tigers to release this highly anticipated album. Fans can pre-order My Wild West through Lissie's Official Merch Store, as well as on iTunes and Amazon.

Lissie's two previous albums, 2010's Catching a Tiger and 2013's Back to Forever, both scored in the Top 20 of the U.K. charts and Top 5 in Norway, the former going gold in both countries.

Stateside, the two releases hit the Top 5 in Billboard's Heatseekers chart, peaked at #5 and #11, respectively, on the U.S. Folk tally and went Top 40 on the Indie chart.

Her songs have been licensed for countless films and TV shows, and topped numerous Best Of polls. '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" 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 in Nashville.
Lissie said "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" Lissie said.
My Wild West opens with 'Hollywood' and closes with 'Ojai' - a fitting tribute to the state she has called home for more than a decade.

As the album unfolds, we see a more confident Lissie coming into her own power.

Her tales of triumph and self-propelled adventure were inspired by strong females close and far from home: her aunt who passed away from ALS ('Sun Keeps Risin'), Liberian peace activist and Nobel Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, subject of the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell ('Daughters').

The funereal, dirge-like "Shroud" and the upbeat "Go for a Walk" shed light on the yin-and-yang nature of Lissie's personality, the first a meditation on depression and isolation, the latter a heartfelt affirmation of nature's power of renewal.

"Stay" and "Together or Apart" detail the pain and pleasure of relationships, while "Don't You Give Up On Me" is a spiritualized self-pep talk, urging those around her.

Having recently purchased a farm on 10.7 acres in a small Iowa town, Lissie now boasts her own personal "Field of Dreams", not too far from Rock Island, Illinois, where Elisabeth Maurus grew up in possession of a strong rebellious streak surrounded by the memory of steamboats and railroads of past.

Concentrating on converting the barn into a recording studio, getting used to her new pick-up truck and setting up beehives, Lissie is visibly content in her new life, eager to take on each new adventure and challenge that presents itself.

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.
Lissie said, "I feel I'm in a really good place. In fact, I'm already planning a follow-up album, My Mild Midwest."
Lissie is gearing up to release her new album "My Wild West" on Feb. 12.

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My Wild West Tracklisting:

  1. My Wild West Overture
  2. Hollywood
  3. Wild West
  4. Hero
  5. Sun Keeps Risin'
  6. Don't You Give Up On Me
  7. Stay
  8. Daughters
  9. Together Or Apart
  10. Shroud
  11. Go For A Walk
  12. Ojai

Upcoming Shows:
Mar 12 - Snowshoe, WV @ Snowshoe Mountain Resort
Mar 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mar 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Apr 1 - Portland, OR @ Star Theter
Apr 2 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
Apr 4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Apr 5 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Apr 7 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Apr 8 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Apr 9 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
Apr 11 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Apr 12 - Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
Apr 14 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Apr 16 - Boston, MA @ The Royale
Apr 18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 21 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Apr 22 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Apr 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

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