Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Feeds

Singled Out: Lissie's Shameless

07/01/2013
.
Lissie has released a brand new single and a new music video for the song "Shameless" ahead of her new album release. To celebrate the release of the new song we asked her to tell us a little bit about the track. Here is the story:

I wrote "Shameless" in February of 2011 when I had been spending lots of time in london co-writing for my latest album (out September 2013). My approach to music and why i do it and love it so much is as a means of processing my emotions and feeling understood. I write songs about all kinds of things.. mostly romance if I'm honest. But another great thing about being a songwriter is being able to take my observations and frustrations and sort of summarize them, make a statement in this small amount of concise space.. a song. In this new album campaign, we led with "Shameless." I wanted to get this song's sentiment out there as almost a starting point, a clean slate, a mission statement. I was actually kinda nervous because I'm not a particularly angry person, but definitely outspoken. Already I can see it confused some people about who I am and what I do. But it's all part of a process of trying to cut through the crap and let people know what I am about. Straight forward.

So when I wrote "Shameless" I was feeling very disheartened by how much hype and frivolity surrounds what makes an artist successful or interesting. I witness people who will do anything it takes to make it, whether it's dating the right people, cozying up to the right people and using them to further their agenda or altering their appearance. You have this culture where people are famous for being famous and rewarded for vile behavior. What makes a person newsworthy isn't necessarily skill but ruthlessness. Another gripe I have while I'm at it, haha, is where people are perceived as say, edgy, not for their minds and opinions but simply for their appearance. All this nonsense has nothing to do with what I think music is for.. again to help folks process their emotions and life experiences.

However, as I was feeling all bothered, I admitted that maybe my own insecurities and how I feel about my own career led to me wanting to have a bit of an outburst and rant. It felt good to get these feelings off my chest and into a song so that I can just let it go. If I stay away from people who make me feel queasy and bad and focus on what i like in life and am good at, iIm pretty sure I'll do well and enjoy my life. It's a bit bratty to say "you dont know what my name is, name is, so what" but it's that defiance that made the song exciting for me. I feel like I'd rather be respected and happy than to get all the attention and fame. Hopefully there is a balance to be found. I'm not singling out a particular person because I think theres room and a need for lots of different kinds of entertainment and art. Yet I think what's interesting in an artist is someone who has a point of view and is true to themselves and their vision, artists who are life long touchstones for people, making timeless music that isn't just part of some current trend. There are a lot of great ones out there who embody that and I'm always happy to see them get the proper exposure so that their music can get to the masses who I think are in desperate need of some truth and a vehicle for sorting through all the facets of this crazy life we live.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and watch the video here learn more about Lissie right here!

Lissie CDs, DVDs and MP3s

Lissie T-shirts and Posters

Lissie CDs, vinyl and rarities

Share this article


...end


advertisement
advertisement

.
News Reports
.

Day in Rock:
David Gilmour Combines Pink Floyd Classic With 'Purple Rain'- 5FDP, Shinedown Tour- AC/DC Refunds- Iron Maiden Change Lyric In China- Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley Video- more

Day In Pop: Drake Releases 'Views' Album- Keith Urban Releases 'Wasted Time' Music Video- Zedd And Kesha Release 'True Colors' Collaboration- Phil Collins Announce New Reissues- more

DEA Involved In Prince's Death Investigation- Deftones And Bad Brains Supergroup Stream First Song- Scorpions Recruit Motorhead Star For Tour- Bon Scott- Blink-182 Tour- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


advertisement

.
Rock News Stories
Day in Rock's Week in Rock Rewind

David Gilmour Combines Pink Floyd Classic With Purple Rain Recap

Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Sixx: A.M. Tour Announced Recap

AC/DC Ticket Holders Offered Refunds After Axl Rose Announcement Recap

Iron Maiden Change Lyric At First Show In China Recap

Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley Reunite For New Video Recap

Led Zeppelins Page and Plant Unlikely To Appear At Stairway Trial Recap

Eagles Of Death Metals Dorio Reunited With Drum Kit From Bataclan Recap

Bullet For My Valentine Air-Sea-Land Performance Documentary Released Recap

Sixx: A.M. Say Dont Be Evil, YouTube Recap

Iggy Pops Story Of The Stooges Book Coming Recap

Pierce The Veil Streaming Song Inspired By Paris Terror Attacks Recap

Damian Wilsons First Album In 10 Years Delayed By Personal Matters Recap

Periphery Announce New Album and U.S. Tour Recap

Steve Hackett Announces Total Experience Live Package Recap

Megadeth Guitarist Didnt Play During Audition Recap

Five Finger Death Punch Vs Record Label Recap

Opeths Triple Vinyl Lamentations Coming In July Recap

Guns N Roses Axl Rose Had More Fun At Second Coachella Show Recap

Reunited Akercocke To Play Bloodstock Recap

The Dead Daisies Announce UK and Ireland Tour Recap

Video From Ghost Acoustic Set Goes Online Recap

Little Caesar Announce Double Live Album Recap

DEA Involved In Princes Death Investigation Recap

Deftones And Bad Brains Supergroup Stream First Song Recap

Scorpions Recruit Motorhead Star For U.S. Tour Recap

Blink-182, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, All American Rejects Tour Recap

AC/DCs Bon Scott Hometown Statue To Be Unveiled This Week Recap

Other Music News Stories
Day in Pop's Week in Pop Rewind

Drake Releases Views Album Recap

Keith Urban Releases Wasted Time Music Video Recap

Zedd And Kesha Release True Colors Collaboration Recap

Imagine Dragon Streaming New Song Not Today Recap

Phil Collins Announce Two New Reissues Recap

Authorized Whitney Houston Documentary Coming Recap

Coach Snoop Series Preview Released Recap

Paul Simon Streams New Song Cool Papa Bell Recap

Dolly Partons Homecoming Parade to Stream Online Recap

Calvin Harris Announces New Single Featuring Rihanna Recap

DJ Khaled And Chance the Rapper Tease Collaboration Recap

Trace Adkins And Kris Kristofferson Star In New Movie Traded Recap

Selena Gomez Joins Shareacoke Campaign Recap

Amy Grant Teams With Tori Kelly For Baby Baby Remake Recap

Neil Young Announces New Album Earth Recap

Beyonce Tributes Prince At Formation Tour Opener Recap

Princes Paisley Park To Be Become a Museum Recap

Drakes Views From the 6 Title Explained Recap

Kid Rocks Call To 911 Released Recap

Beyonce and Mariah Carey Collaborating On Something Special? Recap

B.o.B Streaming New Song Roll Up Featuring Marko Penn Recap

Kesha In The Recording Studio With Zedd Recap

Reviews
All Recent Reviews and Interviews

The Rides - Pierced Arrow

Psychedelic Shack: Black Rainbows- Deadsmoke- Duel- Holy Grove

Roots of Creation - Livin Free

On The Record: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Live - Volume 1

Classics: Prince's Purple Rain

The Blues: New Blues Revolution, Golden State - Lone Star Blues Revue, Peter Karp

Lita Ford - Time Capsule

The Blues: Jeff Healey - Heal My Soul

Rock Reads: Little Gray Bastards- The Incessant Alien Presence

Guns N' Roses Month: Chinese Democracy

Iron Maiden Live In Chicago

Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom

The Blues: Keb' Mo' - Keb' Mo' Live: That Hot Pink Blues Album

Guns N' Roses Month: Use Your Illusion I and II

Passport: Lakou Mizik - Wa Di Yo

Keith Morris & the Crooked Numbers - The Dirty Gospel

Road Trip: Treefort Music Fest 2016

Shooter Jennings - Countach (for Giorgio)

Psychedelic Shack: Uther Pendragon's San Francisco Earthquake

Tumbler - You Said

The Infamous Stringdusters - Ladies & Gentlemen

Fall Out Boy: The Kids Are Alright (Live In Chicago)

Peter Frampton - Acoustic Classics

5 Star: Judas Priest - Battle Cry

A Taste O' the Green: Northern Ireland's Unique Food and Drinks

Rock Reads: Forty Years Of The Allman Brothers Band

The Keith Emerson Trio

Road Trip: The True/False Film Fest

Sir Ivan - I Am Peaceman

Pete Scobell Band - Walkin a Wire

The Blues: Bob Margolin- Supersonic Blues Machine- Sam Butler

Celtic Thunder - Legacy Volume One

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2016 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.