Daily Song Study

Lissie – Record Collector

In songs on November 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

Possessed of a remarkable voice, Elisabeth Maurus (aka Lissie) uses it to great effect with her oddball tunes. Nominally a southern singer/songwriter, she also draws from genres well outside that sphere, as in today’s tune.

For me, the most interesting part about this song to me is the breakdown towards the end, which utilizes not only a dynamic shift, but a crazy tempo change going back into the chorus. Not something that appears generally in the standard singer/songwriter playbook, thus her separation from the pack.

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