FROM ‘WATCH OVER ME (EARLY WORKS 2002-2009)’, WHICH FOLLOWS ON JULY 23RD
RETROSPECTIVE CAMPAIGN ALSO INCLUDES THE JUNE 25TH RELEASE OF ‘CATCHING A TIGER (ANNIVERSARY EDITION)’
Sometimes the best way to move forward is to step back: to reflect on who you are, where you’ve come from, and where you’d like to go next. That spirit is very much a part of Lissie’s current retrospective campaign, which will see her release an ‘Anniversary Edition’ of her breakthrough debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’ on June 25th, followed by a collection of highlights from her formative songbook with ‘Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)’ on July 23rd. The campaign is also inspiring others to revisit Lissie’s talents, earning new attention from The Line of Best Fit, tmrw, Noctis, Off The Record and more.
Lissie today continues her voyage of rediscovery by sharing the previously unreleased song ‘All Be Okay’. Originally written in 2007, the song features on the ‘Watch Over Me’ album. LISTEN HERE.
“‘All Be Okay’ is such a delightful song,” says Lissie. “About two years into my time in LA, I found myself in a very warm and welcoming community of musicians. We had our Beachwood Rockers crew and our weekly residency at Crane’s Hollywood Tavern. I was playing with a band for the first time! That being said, there was still some fear that went along with trying to make it in the big city, such as power struggles and hurt feelings. There was levity in just believing that everything would work out in the end!”
With a loose, live feel, the song’s blend of country-rock and ‘60s tinged pop is a suitably warm-hearted accompaniment for the purity of its message. And for a lyric which expressed the hope and defiance of an aspirational young artist, it again feels timely today – a shot of positivity to help counteract these challenging times. Whether you’re in the first flush of youth or deep into adulthood, as the song states we’re all in the process of “working it out.”
‘All Be Okay’ joins ‘Hey Boy’ as an instant grat for fans who download ‘Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)’ here. ‘Catching A Tiger (Anniversary Edition)’ is available here, with pre-orders rewarded by instant downloads of ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore’ and ‘It’s Not Me’. Bundles featuring both albums on CD and/or vinyl are also on offer, and will be packaged with an exclusive signed photographic print.
The award-winning and acclaimed Illinois-born and Iowa-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lissie unassumingly established a reputation as a global voice with the release of ‘Catching A Tiger’ in 2010. The album’s Stateside praise was replicated with acclaim in the UK from the BBC, Evening Standard, Uncut and The Independent, who described it as, “As refreshing a slice of pop as these jaded ears have heard in years.” She was nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at the Q Awards, and the album eventually sold 300,000 copies worldwide – 100,000 of which were in the UK, resulting in it being certified Gold.
After four albums, multiple EPs, and countless gigs, Lissie still derives the strongest connection from music. She manages to consistently connect, whether on tape, on-screen for David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ and Peter Farrelly’s ‘Loudermilk’, at rallies for Senator Bernie Sanders, or during one of her sold-out shows. And now she continues to make strides forward, telling her story like never before by going back to where it all began.