Q: Hello Lisa, how have you been lately?
A: I am well thanks, very excited about my new album and how it has been received.
Q: You released a new album since we last spoke, called “Clouds With Silver”. Can you tell us something about the record?
A: I recorded most of the songs with a very talented New York producer and multi-instrumentalist Brad Albetta. He has recorded and produced very cool albums by Martha Wainwright and Teddy Thompson so I knew it would sound great. There are 2 full band songs and the rest are acoustic with touches of bass, keyboards and some beautiful string arrangements. It is mostly me playing live but features some terrific guest musicians.
Q: And compared to your previous albums, what is really different on this album?
A: I am really very proud of it as all the songs come even more from the heart, it is a real labour of love. Like all my other albums, it still has a strong emphasis on melody but I feel I’ve made a great progression with my writing, there is a lot of emotion, no holding back. It’s really like a combination of both my previous albums, a mix of acoustic songs and Americana tinged tracks but it is even more heartfelt and intimate. I am always totally involved in my recordings but on this one I co-produced with Brad and produced 4 tracks myself. I also played all the acoustic guitar which I am really proud of. The last song on the record is ‘Time to Grow’ and that’s not just about me growing personally but musically too.
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Her latest release, “Clouds of Silver”, was filled with strong songs that were easy to connect to. With unique vocals that fill in a song with warmth, believability and a personal touch, she was able to connect to many people with her songs. She’s back now with the release of a new EP called “Reminders”. It contains four songs that have that familiar Lisa Redford-feel with the rootsy, folky undertones that reflect the blend of influences from Britain and the US alike.
The opening track Reminders has well-written lyrics that are reflective in nature and the arrangement is in the same league as some of the R.E.M. classics. The arrangement assists the lyrics in telling the story by setting the mood and accentuating those parts of the story that bring out the quality of the song.
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