Lissie announces fourth studio album ‘Castles’

Shattering her way back onto the scene, Lissie announces her new album ‘Castles’ due out on March 23rd. Simultaneously, the premiere of her vulnerable and raw second single ‘Blood and Muscle’ is released today.

Writing predominantly from Lissie’s new home in Iowa, the album is set to reflect a spiritual and further musical development from the songstress.  The album captures heartfelt introspection, and genres itself into a contemporary dream-pop bracket, demonstrating Lissie on the move but finally catching her breath.

Alongside the album announcement, she spoils the UK yet again with another tour. Offering three intimate shows, it’ll be possible to catch Lissie in Glasgow, Manchester and London next April. With further larger shows in store following the album release.

Two years have passed since her last effort, ‘Wild Wild West’ – an ode to Lissie’s midwestern roots after moving away from the sunny heights of California. Each of her records so far have snagged a top-twenty debut inside the UK Albums Chart, a trend Lissie seems set to continue.

‘Blood and Muscle’ strips Lissie back perhaps even further than what we saw on ‘Wild Wild West’, and pushes her strong and powerful vocals even further to the forefront. Reaching dramatic heights as she chants the chorus “I wanna love, that’s made, of Blood and Muscle”, Lissie immediately plummets into a vulnerable falsetto to fiercely announce she wants to “laugh at the dark”.

Contrasting the hyper-neon and 70s funk of ‘Castles’ debut single ‘Boyfriend’, the video for ‘Blood and Muscle’ finds Lissie in the most raw and simplistic style we’ve seen her in for a while. Sat alongside the hypnotic piano from the track, Lissie performs the ballad while bursting to life and color towards the end.

Watch the debut of the music video below.

Pre-order ‘Castles’ by Lissie HERE from Cooking Vinyl, and instantly receive the singles ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘Blood and Muscle’