"Lis Addison is a composer, producer and songwriter with a style that blends contemporary, world music and electronic to craft songs that reach into the psyche. Beginning her musical journey as a child, she traveled the world and learned flavors of Celtic, Ragas, Western and Indian culture and all of these have blended into her music. Moving to LA pushed her music into a new direction as it became her sanctuary.
Music and spirituality have long walked hand in hand. When you bring in the love of nature, ecology and knowledge of the beauty of Matriarchal societies, the power of music takes on a different level. Such is the case with Addison’s new album, Crown in the Sky. Every song was written by Lis Addison and her devotions permeate every note of music, ambient sound and vocalization.
The album opens up with a sound reflective of dawn breaking over the horizon. “Voice of the Tree” is a breathy vocal experience that takes you into the soul of a tree. The Mother whispers the truths of the universe into our ears if we only care to listen. Close your eyes and let the percussion infuse your spirit. Feel the power of the earth seep into the bottoms of your feet as you reach for the sky. Center your being with Mother Gaia and let her share her secrets. Let the stirring vocals lift your heart and let the artful composition swirl around you.
“New World” has a pulse that is infectious in its message and vocals. A mixture of world music, electronic and a stirring percussion, this piece is a breath of fresh air on the hopes for the future. It is a new world of ecological sustainable living and green energy from the ashes of today’s mistakes.
“Crown in the Sky” begins with an acoustic guitar riff and moves into a multi-instrumentation that chronicles the journey of a tree’s growth. Fresh air, water, roots growing deep in the earth and the tops of its leaves touching the sky, the little tree grows into itself. Addison’s lyrics project the love she feels for nature in every breath. From the tiniest acorn to the largest forest, this eco warrior is not afraid to express her devotion to the cause of environmental activism.
Lis Addison is an award winning vocalist and her music has garnered an international following for both music and dance. Her work as eco feminist is reflected in her lyrics and the rousing pulse in every song. Crown in the Sky is a journey into the feminine side of nature. From the hope of “New World” to the Goddess herself in “Mother Gaia” each song is a balm for the weary soul and a breath of fresh air. If you are looking for an uplifting spiritual experience that reflects love of earth and the power and majesty of The Goddess, then you need to experience this talented artist for yourself."
Key Tracks-Voice of the Tree, New World, Crown in the Sky
February 18, 2013