TOUR DATES WITH RAY LAMONTAGNE AND KACEY MUSGRAVES BEGIN OCT 6
DOLORES O’RIORDAN TRIBUTE EP, DREAMS, OUT TODAY VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
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Nashville songwriter Liza Anne releases new Dreams EP out today on Arts & Crafts.The four song EP features a cover of The Cranberries “Dreams”, two remixes, and new single “Kid Gloves”. Liza Anne has also announced a string of new tour dates in October supporting Ray LaMontagne with a stop in Hamilton on October 15. And at the top of next year, Liza Anne will join Kacey Musgraves for select US shows.
The EP features two new remixes, "Turn For The Worse" and "Kid Gloves" reworked by fellow Nashville musician Thad Kopec. With her last album, Fine But Dying, Liza Anne says she “wanted to give people as many doors into the same house as possible - one million tiny doors into emoting and feeling and self actualisation. These remixes ended up giving space for a new emotion and an entirely new feeling. The whole process highlights the transient nature of a work - the way it can be experienced in a new way when it’s run through the filter of somebody else’s mind. That being said, I’d always wanted to hear Thad’s take on the entire world of Fine But Dying - figure out what it would feel like to just pass over the stems and see what sort of thing he’d create. He is a serious genius. I’ve never really seen someone work the way he does and hearing these songs through his interpretation gave them a sort of refreshed meaning. I feel really lucky to have a friend like Thad."
Thad Kopec explains his remixes:
"With ‘Turn For The Worse’, I wanted to create a new sound by mostly warping the recordings that Liza, Zach, Robbie, and co. made in Paris. The existing sounds were gorgeous and held lots of possible worlds within them, so it was a real joy to explore those. I worked in a few synth and drum machine elements, but I mostly explored and expanded dimensions of the existing sounds to create a new work."
"The ‘Kid Gloves’ rework is a study in re-thinking a song to see what it feels like in a more sparse context. I wanted to clothe it in the most minimal elements possible. There’s this beautifully palpable rage I love about the original song, and I wanted to create a fabric that emotion could dance in."
Earlier this month Liza Anne shared her brilliant cover version of The Cranberries track "Dreams", a refreshing slant on a classic tune, slowing down the pace to enhance the spellbinding effect of the song. Her vocals ring through with a passionate urgency yet maintain a delicacy that is so prominent in the original version. With twinkling soundscapes and a hum of modernity, Liza Anne wraps romance and ambition in a more contemporary setting.
Liza Anne explains "Dreams" cover version:
"Some of my most visceral memories from childhood happened with my aunt. I'm named after her, so I think I've naturally gravitated towards discovering things about myself through her - she's always felt more like a sister than an aunt. When I was a kid, we would drive around my hometown listening to records - it was in that passenger seat, with that woman, with my name that I first heard Dreams. I'm not sure how old I was but the way it hit me felt like a beginning. I don't usually like to cover songs - there's a holiness in the way a song is originally experienced that feels sacrilegious to tread upon - but when Dolores passed this last year, I felt like I needed a moment of meditation for the portal that she gave me. I never got to see her perform this song but its existence gave me a hint towards what I wanted to do with my voice and my mind and my body and the time that I stay alive."
The Dreams EP follows Liza Anne’s new critically acclaimed full-length record Fine But Dying released earlier this year on Arts & Crafts. Liza Anne has the incredible ability to swing from dulcet tones into powerful rock and roll choruses rife with attitude. Her new EP is destined to be a contrasting yet dreamy exploration of her innermost thoughts and experiences, delivered with style and a side of punchy ambition.
LIZA ANNE ON TOUR
10/06/18 Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME *
10/07/18 Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME *
10/08/18 College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT *
10/10/18 Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY *
10/12/18 Kodak Center - Rochester, NY *
10/15/18 FirstOntario Concert Hall - Hamilton, ON *
10/17/18 Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH *
10/18/18 The Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY *
10/20/18 State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN *
10/22/18 Holland Center - Omaha, NE *
10/24/18 Adler Theatre - Davenport, IA *
10/26/18 Stephens Auditorium - Ames, IA *
10/27/18 Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI *
10/29/18 The Pablo Center at the Confluence - Eau Claire, WI *
10/30/18 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Appleton, WI *
1/29/19 Express Live! - Columbus, OH !
1/31/19 Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL !
2/1/19 Sylvee - Madison, WI !
2/2/19 Palace Theatre - Saint Paul, MN !
* Tour Dates with Ray LaMontagne
! Tour Dates with Kacey Musgraves
PRAISE FOR FINE BUT DYING
"brilliant and harrowingly honest" - Georgia Straight
“...a punchy indie rock gem that's all too real.” - NYLON (on “Small Talks”)
“...bare, raw, honest, unflinching…” - Exclaim
"...poetry that conjures inward contemplations of love, past experiences and raw moments of living with alarming clarity.” - EARMILK
"...internal warfare, externalized...bold in both sound and subject..." - NPR
“a comforting weapon against the turbulence of the human mind” ✮✮✮✮ DIY