Another music post has been long overdue. I think it’s because I still have to figure out why all of my music didn’t transfer from my PC to my Mac, so I’m stuck with the tired playlists on my iPod from the end of the school year, and therefore have been musically uninspired. However, that has changed (still need to figure out the computer thing) because of an artist I discovered on Vh1′s “Artist You Oughta Know” series.
My music taste is fairly eclectic. I like the crap they play of the radio that is so catchy you want to stab a stake into you head just so the latest Britney Spear’s song will stop playing on repeat. I get nostalgic over my favorite 90s boy band and wish I was older in the ’80s so I could have rocked out in my leg-warmers without it being retro. I am familiar with show tunes from almost every musical to grace Broadway. I run to hip hop or marsh-ups and lift to Linkin Park. The quality I really appreciate in my music is talented voices.
Allow me to introduce you to Lissie. She released her first album “Catching a Tiger” almost a year ago. Caught the attention of Vh1 in May, and earned a spot in this summer’s Lollapalooza lineup. She is considered a folk, blues country singer. None of those genres, I am ever particularly drawn to, but I think that speaks to how talented she is. Her voice is natural, and lyrics sound honest. She is an artist who would never be pressured or altered by fame. He career might as well have begun one morning when she rolled out of bed one morning with her hair in messy waves, still wearing a flannel shirt and jeans from the night before, put on a pair of boots and decided to be a singer with the voice she was given.