With the approaching release of When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective, Lissie is poised to lay out her past in fresh and vibrant reworkings, evoking feelings old and new.
In the eyes of the midwestern songstress, who in recent years made a conscientious return to her roots with the purchase of some 50 acres in northeastern Iowa, the operative metaphor at work in her career—and in the creation of this retrospective album—is something deeply entropic: gardening. “I’m seeing my romantic history over the last 10 years laid out in song,” she says, “times when things were challenging, mistakes were made, my feelings were hurt, I acted badly…We can use the mistakes as a lesson in order to grow.” For Lissie, her past is something still very much alive.
Doors at 7
Times to be confirmed