Listen: An Iowa artist released a must-hear Fleetwood Mac cover
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.
Iowa artist Lissie captures the emotional haunt of Fleetwood Mac on her latest release, a cover of the band's beloved track "Dreams."
The Quad Cities-raised songwriter strips away full-band instrumentation for a piano-led rendition of the Stevie Nicks-led "Rumours" classic.
The song comes as part of a forthcoming album titled "When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective." The release highlights stripped and solo renditions of Lissie's decade-long career, as well as covers influential to her musicianship.
The album drops April 5 via Cooking Vinyl.
Listen to Lissie's quivering cover of "Dreams" in the video below.
From the archives: Why one musician escaped California for life on an Iowa farm
Once a major label songwriter living on the coast of California, the Illinois native traded Pacific Ocean sunsets for summer nights surrounded by corn fields, buying in 2016 10 acres and a farmhouse in rural northeastern Iowa.
Lissie released her last studio album, "Castles," in March 2018. She appeared in Des Moines last August for an Iowa State Fair show supporting the record.
On her journey back to the heartland, Lissie told the Register in August: “The whole Midwestern revelation is still a transition. It’s not intimately clear how in two years' time, when I put out another album, probably, what that’ll look like. It’ll probably be more clear then.”
Find more information on "When I'm Alone" at lissie.com.