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Tuesday 08 June 2021

Lissie's Current Retrospective Campaign Delivers Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album & Highlights From Formative Songbook

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, later this month. 

The release of the edition will be followed by a collection of highlights from her formative songbook with Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009) on July 23rd. 

Lissie continues her voyage of rediscovery by sharing the previously unreleased song All Be Okay. 
"'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. 

"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."
The 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. 
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.

by: Mike Cobley



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Glyndebourne Festival 2021 continues in June with further performances of Kát'a Kabanová and Il turco in Italia and a concert from Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra that explores ancient and modern English music.

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