Lisabel Can Tell How Good It Is To Accomplish ‘A Work Of Art’
I’m an orange moon
Reflecting the light of the sun – Erykah Badu
London based singer-songwriter Lisabel has announced the release of her debut album, result of many nights and as many smiles, A Work Of Art on May 5th.
The full album is available on Bandcamp on the following link. This will be accompanied by a video of its title track ‘A Work of Art‘ which is highly anticipated on May 12th.
Independent and ambitious, Lisabel Biscaldi and Nikola Kovačević, the one and only producer she trusted during the process of the album making, have founded their own label: Brother Sun Sister Moon Productions Studio. There was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered this first body of work. A work that allows the Italian singer to express as freely as can be and paint a clear picture of the music that can reflect her mind – authenticity.
Researched sound textures, vocals as peaceful as the move of the stars in the sky… Lisabel’s craft is enjoyable; one tone, many colors.
As the idea of Love can be expressed within several languages, Lisabel is singing her passion in every kind of way.
She might dance with the stats or she may cry (For Your Love I Cry), but she’s dedicating her feelings to her one and only, Mister K.
My Mister K sounds cleverly suggestive with its smooth drums and the sweetest piano chords, everything sounds suggestive. The music itself feels like a delicate touch of love.
Let Them Give You, makes you feel like you’re witnessing a beautiful jazz gig in a typical venue while tracks like A Little Bit of Jealousy, offers a colorful type of groove, with its laid-back tempo and the pleasant sense of irony in the songstress’ voice.
In an album that mostly fuses jazz sounds, What Do You Need stands out with its hints of good old Soul music, and reminds of Aretha Franklin subtle influences on Lisabel’s music.
The whole body of work appears as a heartwarming experience, with surprises along a heart-felt songwriting.
Dear Moon closes this body of work with one of the main ideas that Lisabel contemplates in her music besides Love: the stars and their energy. From Green Jade to Stars Dance, she cultivates peace, harmony and spirituality by examining such divine creations.
‘A Work Of Art’ carries a sense of pride in the way the song conducts itself, with simple cascading embellishments supporting the effect rather than overpowering it.
Lisabel reveals the history behind the recording process of the single, saying:
“A Work of Art is the first song I have ever written lyrics for
that I was incredibly proud of and in love with. The song was written together with producer and pianist Nikola Kovačević, he specifically
wrote the verses’ chords and the arrangement and I wrote the chorus’ chords and the melody/lyrics.
We recorded ‘A Work of Art‘ in his home studio which is part of our production company (Brother Sun Sister Moon Productions). It was a beautiful and organic process, getting ideas together that served this song about pure love. I wrote the song after falling in love with someone who to me represented a pure and loving soul that I trusted and wanted to celebrate.”
With broad strokes of atmospheric tones and warm, embracing vocals, Lisabel holds her listeners captive as she paints her own work of art.
The track carries a soulful yet nurturing tone as the songstress’ vocals soar and dive between beats, hinting at the full range of her skills.
The songstress strives to not let influences pollute her creativity too strongly as she really wants to sound like herself when it comes to both
songwriting and sound production. However, the artists she frequently finds herself listening to are the likes of Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote),
Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Chantae Cann, Jill Scott, Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Emily King, Jordan Rakei with the more traditional elements of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Kurt Elling arriving regularly.
With this wide variety of influences comes a unique sound that could be associated to Solange, Aretha Franklin and Erykah Badu while maintaining its own individualistic integrity.
Lisabel has had a chance to play in some of London’s most renowned venues such as The Half Moon, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho and Chelsea), O2 Academy Islington to name a few.
Lisabel was born in Italy and moved to London in 2013 although due to her family’s relationship with the UK, she had spent a fair amount of
time in the country before her relocation to London.
With a mixture of Motown meets jazz and contemporary R&B meeting the ringing tones of her mother’s voice, the singer had a foundation of music in her life from a young age.