On the heels of her appearance in Showtime’s Twin Peaks, Ernie Ball artist, Lissie has released a new video for “Wild West”. This exclusive Twin Peaks version of the track was performed by Lissie in last night’s episode and will be available for purchase on the Twin Peaks Official Soundtrack in September. Watch the new “Wild West” video here:
The original version of the song appears on Lissie’s 2016 album “My Wild West”.
In similar fashion to the making of Lissie’s original “Wild West” video, which was filmed by and features the capers of 4 kids that Lissie’s videographer knew, the video for the Twin Peaks version of the track was filmed by 14-yr old Finn Deen-Lester. On the making of this new “Wild West” video, Lissie explains:
“My friends teenage son takes photos & makes videos in NE Iowa so I approached him to create a video of his own imagination. He didn’t know what it was for & took to the country with 3 friends & a camera! I am so in awe of his young talent & eye and really enjoy this kind of collaboration!”
Lissie’s last studio album, My Wild West, received great acclaim in both radio and press. It dropped last February via Lionboy Records / Thirty Tigers in the US and hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and Top 10 on the Independent Album chart. The album was released by Cooking Vinyl in the rest of the world and finished at #16 in the UK albums chart. Lissie was recently in the UK performing at Glastonbury and also did a special acoustic BBC TV performance from the festival.
Last month Lissie teamed up with PAPER Magazine to exclusively premiere the video for her new single “Boyfriend”, which is the first of more music to release in the coming year. The single is available to purchase or stream here: https://lissie.lnk.to/boyfriendFP
Recent reviews for My Wild West:
“Undoubtedly her best album yet” ★★★★ – Q
“Another bittersweet triumph”★★★★ – Independent on Sunday
“Fits somewhere between the rustic charm of Emmylou Harris and a dash of Stevie Nicks” – The Times
“Her new album My Wild West is primed to be a ray of light amidst the doldrums of winter.” – Marie Claire
“Don’t be deceived by US folk singer Lissie’s gentle demeanor; she’s got the sort of agreeably huge voice that catches you off guard and stops you in your tracks.”
– Red Bull Music
Purchase the Original Version of “Wild West”: smarturl.it/WildWest
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In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Lissie discusses her influences, her history with playing guitar, and her Ernie Ball strings.
“It was freeing to have the ability to show up with an acoustic guitar really anywhere and express myself. And the rhythm gave me a bed to enhance my vocal. I sing better when I’m playing guitar than when I’m just standing there. I can put my whole body into it.”
Lissie plays Ernie Ball acoustic guitar strings. Join the legacy.