Lisa Richard’s voice is so sweet and delicate that you could be forgiven for mistaking her for a naive 19 year old trying to find their way under the world. However, peak a little closer and this seasoned performer has five US released albums under her belt and one heck of a story to tell. Richards is now teasing album number six and her first ever Australian release with her first single “Water”, a transcendent track that hovers somewhere in-between fiery strong and softly innocent.
After residing in the USA for 22 years Richards has returned to Australia to release A Light From The Other Side, an album that is inspired by the crumbling of her 14 year marriage or as Richards describes it “a tsunami of change”. She counts her migration back to Australia as the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. This bittersweet mix of optimistic and languishing emotion shines bright throughout the album.
The daughter of a concert pianist who forbade the playing of instruments Lisa has a life story that could easily grace the silver screen. From busking in Kings Cross to hanging out with Debbie Harry at SXSW and playing CBGB’s Lisa has experienced all of the happiness and misfortune life has to offer. Distilling these experiences into music is what Lisa is best at and it really shows in her stunning first single “Water Needs To Fall”.
EXCLUSIVE RHYTHMS VIDEO PREMIERE HERE:
June 4, Magda Community Artz Brisbane
June 5, Currumbin RSL Gold Coast
June 7, The BUG (Brisbane Unpluged) Brisbane
June 17, Smiths Alternative Canberra
June 18, Gasoline Pony W/ Paula Punch & Suzy Connolly Sydney
More info and ticket links here – http://lisarichardsmusic.com/tour/
To hear more about Lisa’s experiences and her approach to music listen to a recent interview on ABC radio here – http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2015/07/music-saved-my-life-former-nq-delinquent-tours-for-22-years-releases-five-albums.html