Mayo native, Lisa Canny, who recently performed at Dolans, is bringing a new offering to her fans.
Talking about the influences of her new record, she compares the album to a big, juicy, open sandwich, “The filling is a mixture of soul and pop, seasoned with a healthy pinch of RnB, served on a seriously floury bap of traditional Irish music, holding it all together”.
During an interview after the concert Lisa explained that she recently moved to London to work more closely with some of the producers and co-writers she loves, in preparation for her debut album release.
“At 28 I’m no spring chicken for the music industry, which I was made acutely aware by an executive of Universal America who told me that I was ‘four years too old’… when I was just 23!” she joked after the concert. “I’m clearly ancient now in his wonderfully sexist eyes.”
Lisa is investing a lot of energy in this project, and that clearly appears when she’s on stage and she treats her songs as little babies. It’s so obvious that there’s a special bond between the artist and the songs; this is transmitted to the audience and they appreciate it.
Powerful, dynamic vocals, gutsy harp playing and experience behind her. That’s why the audience love Lisa Canny. When she’s on stage, the crowd enjoy every single lyric.
“I’m going to make sure that this album is the very best of me and not just some ‘first attempt’”, she declared. “If that means taking a few years to write, then so be it. I’m doing this the way that feels right to me”.
Lisa is now exploring producers and financial backers. “Label, investor, crowdfund or get our balaclavas out and rob a bank… not that we’d get much out of that either I suppose,” she laughed. “The final stage, the actual recording, mixing and mastering should be the easiest and most enjoyable part. I have an incredible band, bunch of loons too. Anytime I get to spend with them is time well-spent”, she added.
Her plans for the years to come? “World domination. And justice for gingers.”