The Impossible Journey Of My Soul Tonight LP
by Lady Lazarus
From Noisy Ghost PR:
“Lady Lazarus is the solo project of Melissa Ann Sweat, a California-based singer-songwriter, artist, and creative writer who has received significant attention from The New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, SPIN, Consequence of Sound, and many more for her singular brand of spirited and enchanting ‘dream folk-pop,’ composed for mainly voice and keyboard/piano.
“Her thoughtful, almost existentialist lyrics and intimate confessions are sung in a lovely mezzosoprano that is alternatingly delicate and commanding. Combined with her uniquely elegant, powerful, yet winsome playing on piano/keys, makes for a listening experience that is at once movingly heartfelt while at the same time mysterious and filled with artful grandeur. Her songwriting comes in several modes: from the ephemeral and dreamy to more earthy, folky tunes, to dramatic ballads and near minimalist-classical pieces. And somehow all resolve and revolve beautifully in the mastery of her own particular craft, straddling the lines of timeless singer-songwriters, dream pop, folk, folk rock, classical, and outsider music. Her work is one of contrasts: both dark and light, vulnerable and strong, quiet and thundering…
“Lady Lazarus’ [latest album] Impossible Journey Of My Soul Tonight is the culmination Sweat’s long personal, creative, and spiritual journey. Here, her songwriting is its most refined and actualized, while still bearing the unique signature and humanity of her former works. Influences for the album include songwriting heavyweights such as (her favorite) Tom Waits, Van Morrison (particularly Beautiful Vision), Nick Cave, Stevie Nicks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen, with some more modern references to Lana Del Rey, and Grimes. But the album is entirely her own, as is her journey.”
Lady Lazarus’ Impossible Journey Of My Soul Tonight LP drops October 18. You can pre-order below.
- US$8 (streaming + digital download); and
- US$12 (compact disc).