An Iowa musician was featured on one of this summer’s favorite TV shows
After leaving the Quad Cities area for the fast-paced lifestyle in Los Angeles, Folk-style musician Lissie discovered an Iowa farm was better for her soul than the fast lanes of Southern California.
A stirring dose of Iowa music invaded the airwaves of one of the summer’s most talked about shows last weekend.
Showtime’s “Twin Peaks,” created by the acclaimed producer and Maharishi University supporter David Lynch, featured an on-camera performance by Iowa-based, Quad Cities native Lissie (Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) during last Sunday’s broadcast.
The episode clip features Lissie performing a haunting rendition of 2016’s “Wild West” in the back of Bang Bang Bar, a show fixture known for hosting acts during the program. To much approval by the series’ fanbase, Lynch re-launched “Twin Peaks” for a third season after the show originally aired two seasons in 1990 and 1991.
Lissie released an official video for the track’s new rendition, filmed by 14-year-old Iowan Finn Deen-Lester. The track originally debuted on the songwriter’s celebrated 2016 album “My Wild West,” which The Guardian described as “heartfelt songs of pain, solidarity and rural retreat.”
“My friend's teenage son takes photos and makes videos in (northeast) Iowa so I approached him to create a video of his own imagination,” Lissie said via a news release. “He didn't know what it was for and took to the country with three friends and a camera. I am so in awe of his young talent and eye and really enjoy this kind of collaboration.”
The song is set to be featured on the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack, which drops in September. Earlier this summer Lissie released her latest single, “Boyfriend,” a track marked as the first of “more music to release in the coming year,” the news release said. “Twin Peaks” season three is scheduled to run through September on Showtime.
Watch the music video for “Wild West,” the “Twin Peaks” edition, below.