Album Review: Lissie - Castles (7/10)

Fresh off her Twin Peaks cameo, singer-songwriter Lissie is back with her first release since 2016’s My Wild West. This time around the Illinois native strips the bluesy guitars at times, giving more space to expose her syrupy vocal melodies over simple piano (“Castles” and “Blood & Muscle”). One thing this album has in spades is its ability to be featured in just about any film/TV slot with its divine montage-esque delivery. What it’s lacking is a musical explosion to accompany that belting voice—at this point something Lissie seems to intentionally avoid.

Rating: 7/10
Lionboy Records
Producer: Various