Lisa Mitchell is back with her gorgeous new track “Summoning” from her upcoming forth studio album on April 22nd and we couldn’t be more excited!
This is a piece that manages to be both wide reaching and transformative in its exploration of our heritage. A gentle track empowered by the timeless vocal coats laid bare by a radiant Mitchell, this song stands as an introduction to a sound evolution.
Known for her beguiling melodies and hushed tones, Mitchell is finding ground in her natural progression, however remaining faithful to the fundamental sonics tied to her honored style. Summoning is like no other with smooth and soft strings accompanied by her wispy vocals. The upcoming album and track “Summoning” touches on waking up to the depth of culture all around Mitchell as a non-Indigenous person, and realising the deeper layers of what it means to live in so-called Australia.
Speaking on Summoning Lisa said, ‘There are secrets in this Wollemi pine.’ The other voice on this recording is that of Jess Hitchcock, a singer-songwriter with family origins from the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea. We both find great connection and meaning in our ancestry, and so it is not surprising that we wrote this song in only one day! The song begins with us singing to the oldest trees in the continent, the Wollemi pines, ( only discovered ten years ago in the Blue Mountains, after being presumed extinct!) asking them for answers to our modern problems. It moves between a love-song and a conversation with the spirits of the land. We summon our inner knowing, and we call upon the wisdom of the land to help us find our way through this modern mess. Part love-song, part remembering of inner wisdom, and the support that is available from the land.
Mitchell’s fourth album A Place To Fall Apart to be released April 22 is anticipated to be a glorious and heartrending tribute to what it means to be alive and learning in the world, having been old enough to feel it's bruises and heartbreaks, but also be at the beginning of understanding our own individual insignificance within it. The lyrics within the album are deeply introspective and impactful, written in the thick of the first year of a global pandemic that forced everyone’s lives and spheres to become very small and very still.
We’re loving the new track and couldn't be more excited for the album release!