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Lissie Announces four Studio Album, ‘Castles’ on March 23

December 4, 2017

Lissie announced today that she will release her highly anticipated fourth studio album Castles on March 23. The new music follows the release of her 2016 album My Wild West, which received widespread critical praise.

With the announcement, the new track “Blood & Muscle” as well as the previously released “Boyfriend” are now available as an instant grat track alongside pre-orders of Castles.

The video for “Blood & Muscle” premiered today on Billboard, who declare, “Lissie’s second single off Castles takes a deeper dive into adult love, and figuring out exactly what she wants out of a relationship.”  Watch the video here:

‘Blood & Muscle’ has been added to the New Music Friday playlist in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand and Columbia, with some other playlists in too.

Written predominantly from Lissie’s new home in Northeast Iowa, Castles represents a spiritual as well as musical development. It’s a portrait of an artist who has always been on the move and is finally creating a sense of permanency—a chance to catch her breath and reflect. Of the record, Lissie says, “The album title Castles and the themes of the music itself suggest a striving and a heightened vantage point. I can stand above myself in the tower of my mind and reflect on my relationships and life. There is a maturity, experience and self awareness to these songs that feel like a natural progression within the context of my work to date.”

Lissie’s album My Wild West—the follow up to Catching a Tiger (2010) and Back to Forever (2013)—peaked at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Album chart. Lissie also appeared in the most recent season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks with NME saying of her “intense” performance: “Closing the episode with the Stevie Nicks-esque ‘Wild West,’ Rock Island’s most exciting troubadour more than earned her Lynch-commissioned screen time.”