News: Britain’s blues-inspired songstress Liz Green is set to release her debut album ‘O, Devotion!’
British songstress Liz Green will be releasing her blues inspired debut album “O, Devotion!” this August!
Recorded in Hackney’s legendary Toe Rag studio under the aegis of Grammy winning producer Liam Watson (White Stripes), and subsisting on the local diet of ackee and saltfish, she finally relaxed enough to enjoy the process, so different from the instant gratification provided by an audience.
The arrangements on “O, Devotion!” are revelatory. “I’m especially proud of ‘Bad Medicine’. That’s how it was always meant to sound. A different bag of badgers altogether from the first version of it. I hummed that solo to Peri [Eskell, trumpet] through a kazoo. Because I can’t afford to take a full band everywhere I go, I’ve built up a bit of a reputation for being a great mouth trumpet player,” says Green.
A lifetime in gestation, it’s no wonder the timeless classicism of “O, Devotion!” took its sweet time to hatch. “This has been a lesson in letting go. I think part of me wanted to keep the songs to myself. I was so scared of being misinterpreted or misunderstood. But I’m happy to give them over now, for people to take whatever they want from them,” she says.
“O, Devotion!” is due out August 3rd on Rogue Records (Bon Iver, Alela Diane) through Inertia.