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LISSIE When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective OUT TODAY via Cooking Vinyl

April 5, 2019

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After releasing her stunning UK top 10 record ‘Castles’ last year, Lissie has returned in 2019 with ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’- an evocative collection that reinterprets songs from her first decade in music, as well as exceptional covers of Fleetwood Mac and The Dixie Chicks.
Proving that her past isn’t static, the songs included on this release, some written nearly 10 years ago are still fresh and vibrant, evoking feelings old and new.  For Lissie, the idea behind ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’ came about almost as a test of each tune’s structural integrity.
“When you take a song out of its production and strip it down to its basic elements,” she opines, “you get the heart of the song. You find out whether it can stand on its own, whether it’s a good song. When they come down to their basic bones, are these really meaningful pieces that stand on their own?”
Where ‘Castles’ was defined by Lissie looking to expand her sound, reaching out for new sonic palettes, incorporating synths and drum machines into her sound, ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’ subtracts these elements, removing the noise and laying Lissie’s song writing bare for an emotive and powerful listening experience. The record is toned down but certainly not buttoned up.
Singles from the album include title track ‘When I’m Alone’ (Catching A Tiger, 2010), ‘Don’t You Give Up On Me’ (My Wild West, 2016), and the astonishing, skin-tingling, crystal prism that is Lissie’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’  – exclusive to The Piano Retrospective.
Known to be unafraid of change ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’ is a typically bold move from Lissie, showing an artist confident in revisiting and reinterpreting before she makes her next step.
When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective
is available to stream and purchase here:

Listen to Lissie’s cover of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac Below:

LISSIE “Dreams (Piano Version)”

When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective
track listing
1 Don’t You Give Up On Me
2 Sleepwalking
3 Everywhere I Go
4 Castles
5 When I’m Alone
6 Love Blows
7 Dreams
8 Daughters
9 Best Days
10 Cowboy Take Me Away
11 In Sleep

When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective is out today on Cooking Vinyl. Purchase and listen here:
PIANO DUO SHOWS (except where noted)
April 5 – Varen – Randaberg Kulturscene – Randaberg, Norway
April 6 – Grieg Hall, Peer Gynt – Bergen, Norway
April 7 – Festiviteten – Haugesund, Norway
April 9 – Asker Kulturhus – Asker, Norway
April 10 – Ælvespeilet Kulturhus – Porsgrunn, Norway 
April 11 – Drammens Teater – Drammen, Norway
May 1 – Largo at the Coronet – Los Angeles, CA
May 3 – Largo at the Coronet – Los Angeles, CA

May 4 – UC Theatre – Berkeley, CA

May 6 – City Winery – Washington, DC

May 9 – City Winery – New York NY
May 10 – SPACE (2 shows) – Evanston, IL
May 15 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA 
May 23 – O2 Academy Glasgow – Glasgow, UK ^ 
May 25 – The Limelight – Belfast, UK ^
May 26 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland ^ 
May 29 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK ^
May 31 – Wembley Arena – London, UK ^
June 8 – Laura’s Legacy – Rock Island, IL (full band)
June 14 – Faerderfestivalen – Tønsberg, Norway (full band)
June 15 – Hunsfest – Vennesla, Norway (full band)
June 17 – Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 18 – Palladium – Malmo, Sweden
June 19 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden
June 21 – Over Oslo – Oslo, Norway (full band)
June 28 – Outlaw Music Festival – Chicago, IL (solo acoustic)

July 12 – 80/35 Music Fest – Des Moines, IA (full band)

July 13 – Basilica Block Party – Minneapolis, MN (full band)
August 16 – Jessheimsdagene – Jessheim, Norway (full band)

^ Supporting Jack Savoretti