At the end of the week, Lisa Mitchell will be releasing her shiny new record, Warriors – her first full-length release in a number of years. Mitchell will be backing up the album with a run of headline shows country-wide but before she embarks, Music Feeds caught up with Lisa for a chat.
The new album is a noticeable departure from, well, anything we’ve heard from the songstress in the past. Early indicators of the record, namely The Boys, ushered in a less folky, more pop/electronic sound. Mitchell describes herself as “a massive pop fan” but is still “interested and influenced” by folk. Pop, though, was the natural progression.
Mitchell explains that a lot of the motivation behind the album were “random situations” that happened throughout her life – as random as the first time she heard Straight Lines by Silverchair on the bus to school. And of course, like all art, Gilmore Girls played a part.
As for the tour, Mitchell is excited to “bring the songs to life”, supported by her new band. Meaning we’ll have to put these shows right at the top of our ‘do not miss’ list.
Hand mic – it’s been fun, but terrifying.