Smiling LIS takes the listener on an exciting voyage into RITUALS complete with drunken loops, electronic synths, and playful vocal harmonies.
Behind the moniker, smiling LIS is Liselotte Östblom, a jazz-soul singer we always keep an ear on. In 2014 we featured her in our Scandinavian Soul Sessions with the band Ever Say Ever.
The ambidextrous producer-artist from Stockholm and London is passionate about creating soulful immersions, rich with hazy textures and cryptic sounds inspired by jazz, hip-hop, and alternative R&B. It is an admirable, authentic and rebellious attitude that crosses genre lines into new dimensions.
The debut single from her solo project, ‘RITUALS,’ is a multi-layered hymn to change and new beginnings. Combining multi-layered harmonies, futuristic sounds, and poetic lo-fi predictions, it’s expressive, bold and thought-provoking.
“After a barren season of waiting, RITUALS is a manifestation of the new dawn. The persuasive rhythm in RITUALS is what I imagine to be the sound of breaking free, inviting us to dance and let go of the chains of the past. The waiting future is coming with joyful force and urgency. It’s here and it’s a vibe. – smiling LIS“
With the promise of more releases to come, we’ll keep an even closer ear on smiling LIS!