Lissie Debuts “Hey Boy”

Lissie shares new single "Hey Boy"
Lissie "Hey Boy"

Lissie, has shared the previously unreleased song, “Hey Boy,” the track was written before her debut album, Catching A Tiger. The song is a scathing criticism at the sexism and misogyny that she faced as a young female artist who was trying to make her mark on the music scene. It comes from her soon-to-be-released collection, Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009), which compiles nine highlights from her formative years as a songwriter. It’s being released via Cooking Vinyl on July 23. With touring currently off the schedule, Lissie has spent recent months delving into her archives to uncover a wealth of material that has helped shape her into the artist that she is today. Besides Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009), she will also be self-releasing the “Anniversary Edition” of Catching A Tiger on June 25.

Lissie reflects:

“I am so glad to be sharing ‘Hey Boy’, albeit nearly 18 years after it was written! When I was in college, I was out seeing live music almost every night. I would play open mics and eventually get to open up for touring acts that passed through town. There was a crew of musician guys who always seemed to mock me and my lyrics, trashed my posters around town and who insinuated that the only reason I was getting opportunities was because I was a silly young woman who was a flirt. That strangely felt like a normal thing to have to deal with then, so I just shrugged it off and kept going.

I wanted to be one of the guys, to be welcome in the music scene. Fighting for my right to exist and having to gracefully deal with the fallout of rejecting mens’ advances and misconceptions felt like a way of life, something to be accepted and navigated. It seems like this is now changing for the better.”

LISSIE
CATCHING A TIGER (ANNIVERSARY EDITION)
(The Orchard)
Track List:
Original album:

1. Record Collector
2. When I’m Alone
3. In Sleep
4. Bully
5. Little Lovin’
6. Stranger
7. Loosen The Knot
8. Cuckoo
9. Everywhere I Go
10. Worried About
11. Look Away
12. Oh Mississippi

Bonus tracks:
13. Just Because I Can
14. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore
15. A Bird Could Love A Fish
16. It’s Not Me
17. This Much I Know

LISSIE
WATCH OVER ME (EARLY WORKS 2002 – 2009)
Cooking Vinyl
Track List:

1. Watch Over Me
2. Hey Boy
3. On My Chest
4. No Sense At All
5. All Be Okay
6. Call Out The Beast
7. It’s The Alcohol
8. Wishing On A Star
9. Simple Woman

PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE WATCH OVER ME (EARLY WORKS 2002 – 2009) HERE

PRE-ORDER/PRE-SAVE CATCHING A TIGER (ANNIVERSARY EDITION) HERE