Lissie Announces New Covers EP & Releases Version of Martha Wainwright’s Powerful Song
October 30, 2020
BRAND NEW TRACK
‘BLOODY MOTHER FUCKING ASSHOLE’
COVER OF MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
TAKEN FROM THE UPCOMING COVERS EP
THANK YOU TO THE FLOWERS
OUT NOVEMBER 20TH
American singer-songwriter Lissie has revealed a brand new song, a gorgeous cover of ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ by Martha Wainwright. The track is taken from her upcoming Thank You To The Flowers EP, out November 20th on Cooking Vinyl.
Powerful guitars, spatial textures and stark sincerity all come together to create Lissie’s spine-tingling rendition of the Wainwright classic. A devout admirer of its composer, she grips tightly onto the striking rawness and honesty of the original and taps into its soul, allowing it to resonate through her to both convey and treat a deep pain of her own.
“Permitting yourself and others to express anger and defiance through song is such a gift,” divulges Lissie. “Earlier this summer, I was moved to sit down and learn this song. I was working through a breakup but as the months passed, it became so much bigger than my own heartache & betrayal.”
“To rail against those who invalidate our lives, experiences, our emotions and feelings, gaslight & bully us, if only in this moment with my one voice, I will wail and I will howl! And hopefully through expressing the anger, healing can start to crack it all open, letting the fire, shimmer & light move back into the injured spaces. “For you whoever you are…” however and with whomever this song resonates for you, maybe you need this song right now as much as I do!”
‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ is taken from Lissie’s upcoming Thank You To The Flowers EP, a collection of stunning covers by female artists that she admires. Each song has been recorded as a form of therapy, using her powerful voice to infuse each track with her own emotions to simultaneously lift her spirit and celebrate the women that inspired her to do so.
Also featured are covers of ‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus, ‘Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?’ by Paula Cole, ‘Change’ by Lana Del Rey and ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Sinead O’Connor, all of which have been elegantly reimagined to create an uplifting, liberating and reparative EP.
Speaking about the EP Lissie says,
“Along with the rest of the world, I have held a lot of grief in my heart throughout the pandemic, the politics and some personal loss as well. I found that the flowers that I planted in my garden this spring and watched bloom throughout the summer were such a huge source of delight & hope for me. Flowers also conjure the feminine and so it felt appropriate to celebrate these women whose words & melodies have been a safe place for me to rest in, a garden of beauty & resilience. Thank You to the Flowers and thank you to those of you who listen to these songs, take them to heart & feel cracked open and helped by them!”
The EP follows her other popular covers, including ‘Go Your Own Way’ and ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac, ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, ‘Pursuit Of Happiness’ by Kid Cudi and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Metallica, which have collectively amassed 57 million streams and counting.
Lissie’s most recent studio album ‘Castles’ debuted #11 on the Current Alternative Albums chart in the U.S., with her previous studio albums all making their way into the top 20. Her debut album ‘Catching A Tiger’ has now sold over 50,000 copies in the U.S. and more than 300,000 worldwide. Altogether, Lissie has racked up over 200 million streams across her entire catalogue.
Lissie on the “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” Video:
“I asked my long time videographer/collaborator Talain to create a video for the song and when I saw his interpretation, it brought even deeper meaning. Watching these breath-taking images of outer space & the Earth, I could hear it being sung from the lips of Mother Earth herself.”
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THANK YOU TO THE FLOWERS TRACKLIST
- ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ – Martha Wainwright
- ‘Wrecking Ball’ – Miley Cyrus
- ‘Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?’ – Paula Cole
- ‘Change’ – Lana Del Rey
- ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ – Sinead O’Connor