Why is it that when an artist is personal, it sticks out to us? Is it because many acts dress up their experiences, extracting the rawness of their emotions? Or is it because some acts showcase their emotions so well it makes their peers look lazy? Lissie is more likely the latter of the two, and her latest album Castles is a prime example of why. It’s her most personal album yet, which feels comical to state since being personal has been the mainstay of her songwriting since day one. And yet, on Castles, she’s found a new way to showcase her heart, her mind, her experiences, herself.

“I had to let go and stop trying to control things. This album is about me, confronting myself.”

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