Reminders is the new, 4-track digital EP from singer-songwriter Lisa Redford.
Taking the listener on a warm intimate musical journey, Reminders is a combination of acoustic and band songs with Lisa playing her acoustic guitar against a background of bass, piano, strings and drums played by some of New York City’s finest musicians. The release continues her strong melodic sensibility and gift for well-crafted songs. The acoustic title track possesses a moody, haunting quality and is enhanced with a beautiful arrangement of double bass, cello and piano. ‘Summer on the L’ is an upbeat radio-friendly pop song with lush harmonies and a breezy folk-pop feel, perfect for the summer. ‘Dreaming in Crowds’, as the title suggests, is a dreamy and reflective track in which she shares her thoughts about the challenges and joys of new beginnings in a busy city like Manhattan. The EP closes with the powerful and beautiful ballad ‘So Many Words’ illustrating Lisa’s stunning voice and soulful lyrics.
Reminders was recorded in Brooklyn, NYC and produced by Jeff Hill – a respected musician who has also played with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, Neal Casal and Erin McKeown. As well as playing electric and double bass, Jeff contributes keyboards, cello and backing vocals. All tracks also feature acclaimed keyboardist Didi Gutman, composer and arranger for the Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls. Lisa says “Jeff really understood where I was coming from musically and I’m so happy with how it sounds. As with all my material, the songs really come from the heart and these really represent where I am musically right now. There’s a theme running through of reflecting and looking back with a couple of the songs certainly inspired about my time in NYC.”
Influenced by singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Teddy Thompson, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt and Kathleen Edwards, Lisa is a versatile singer-songwriter whose music has been described as delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics, gorgeous melodies and stunning vocals. She has released three acclaimed studio albums Slipstream (2003), Lost Again (2005) and Clouds with Silver (2008) that have gained widespread glowing print reviews and received airplay across the world including Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 shows.
Since 2009, Lisa has been based in the US and has been performing showcases, recording brand new material and continuing to earn new fans on either side of the pond. Showcasing the strength of her beautiful vocals and great song-writing, Reminders is a wonderful addition to her already impressive musical catalogue.
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