ALBUM REVIEW: Lissie – Carving Canyons | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 16.09.22






The prettiest blooms literally come from shit”, Lissie says of the lead single Flowers. Carving Canyons takes the best of country storytelling (much of the album was co-written in Nashville with a majority of women songwriters) and brings it to new soundscapes in this indie folk album.

A post COVID-19 record, Lissie digs into the depths of this period to process grief, regret and yearning. The album is paced perfectly, as the opening wistful melancholy is punctuated by the hopeful Chasing The Sun, mirrored later by the life-affirming Hearts On Fire before the bittersweet acceptance of the final tracks. Carving Canyons showcases Lissie’s voice, combining vulnerable poignancy with a rock edge, in what may be her best album yet.


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