She got her big break with the platinum-selling hit "Stay (I Missed You)" back in 1994 and singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb has since earned a large following for her music, children's books, and her film and television projects. With a steady stream of projects under her belt, the 44-year-old mother of two is all set to release her latest album, No Fairy Tale on February 5, 2013.
I had a chance to interview Lisa recently to learn more about the new album, and other projects in the works.The juice on her new album...
Lisa says her inspiration for the album was, "…totally inspired (and instigated) by my co-producer Chad Gilbert. He enthusiastically encouraged me to make an album that is a more poppy/punky/rock sound than what I'd done in the past, and I was super happy to work with him…I wrote a song with Chad Gilbert called "The '90s" which is a pretty literal story about making my video "Stay (I Missed You)" in 1994."
The songstress shared that she also had several all-star collaborations for the album. "I worked with some of my favorite songwriter collaborators, including "No Fairy Tale" with Maia Sharp, who I'd written with in the past, Marvin Etzioni, who helped me focus and finish the song, "Ami I'm Sorry," which had been stewing for a while. I worked with Morgan Taylor on "Matches" who I met when I was on tour in the 1990s, and has a cool kids' project called Gustafer Yellowgold, and a real knack for melodies and sad harmonies," she shared.
"I also got to work with Tegan from Tegan and Sarah, which was really awesome, considering how much I listened to their albums while writing over the last few years. I also wrote with my co-producer, Chad Gilbert, from the band New Found Glory, who helped me focus on telling stories with the songs. Brad Wood, who mixed the record, brought a real knowledge of how to make a rock record sound edgy, but also sound sonically huge."
She also developing an eye wear line...
In addition to her new album, Lisa's been busy with a launch of her eye wear line, Lisa Loeb Eyewear that features her famous cat-eye glasses in several distinctive shades. Fans will appreciate the color options as well. Lisa explains, "The palette ranges from neutral black or tortoise, to colorful and multi layered frames and are all named after my song titles, with the colors named for food like fudge or berry or licorice. "
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