smiling LIS once again invites us to immerse ourselves in her drunken beats with her new release ‘RISING’
Rising follows her debut single Rituals – a multi-layered hymn to change and new beginnings. Inspired by artists such as J DILLA, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane Rising resonates from speakers on the sonic vibrations of dreamy synths and her textured harmonies. Innovative smiling LIS (aka Liselotte Östblom) merges the song together into a soulfully mesmeric atmosphere of trippy and enigmatic beats delivering an alternative R&B world of her own.
Adding more insight behind the song LIS says:
“This beat was the first of many that I started working on in lockdown. I spent four months in London just concentrating on producing and experimenting with music, looking for a new sound. I found that ‘RISING’ became an inner process of healing, really summoning my personal transformation, the facing of multiple fears and rejection, wanting to get to the future but feeling bound by my past. I felt like anything in my life that wasn’t working before the lockdown was exposed and sort of, stripped off too. RISING is a personal confession and at the same time a call for change to anyone who longs for it. When we’re unmasked, we can sing and be free.”
smiling LIS, who hails from Stockholm and resides in London, continues to blur the lines between genres while coming into focus herself. smiling LIS is indeed an artist on the rise.