Lisa Mitchell and her indie pop folk vibe and in particular her soft girly vocals hit an accord with me around ten years ago. But more than that it was the maturity of her lyrics that truly held me captivated. Like Kate Miller-Heidke, I cannot recommend Lisa enough to a new listener who might be interested in a singer songwriter who is so brutally honest about her songwriting and what inspires her. That said, I have no doubt that, as long as she stays true to herself, I imagine it won’t be long before she breaks into my all-time favourite female artists list.
More recently, synthesisers, electronic beats and gritty bass sounds have largely replace Mitchell’s signature sounds of piano and acoustic guitars, a new direction that she explored on her last album Warriors released back in 2016. From it comes a little synth-inspired gem called Warhol.
Mitchell explained a few years back that the track “was about something that happened in my personal life… At The time of writing, I felt betrayed by something and was still fuming and at a loss when I wrote the words. I kept hearing Warhol through the melody I was mumbling…It’s as if I was calling out to Andy Warhol , as if he were a dear confidante…A world to find refuge in…”
I don’t know what more I can add except to say check out Lisa Mitchell’s accompanying music video for Warhol of her running through the woods in a very avant-grande feature shot by Vanessa Gazy, one of Australia’s outstanding indie directors. Enjoy!