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Lisa Crawley - Blind Eyes

Lisa Crawley

Lisa Crawley

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What is your single about?

Blind Eyes is written about how it’s easy to assume things that are important to you, whether it’s a relationship, job,a friendship etc will last forever, and often they don’t and we have to deal with this.

Where did you record this single, and who helped you out?

I recorded this single at the Lab Studios in Auckland with Olly Harmer. I funded the album myself and produced most of the tracks by myself, but when I’d finished recording Blind Eyes I thought it could do with someone else’s help, so the talented Wayne Bell came up with the idea of adding the banjo which is quite a feature on the song.

Have you got a video out, if so what is the theme/story behind the video?

I sure do! I filmed Blind Eyes in New York last year when I went over there to play some gigs. The story starts with a photo of my ‘boyfriend’ and I, and I’m scribbling his face out with a vivid pen. The vivid comes alive and it shows flashbacks of us indifferent scenarios before we’d broken up but the scribble I’d drawn comes alive and takes over his face until he’s just one big scribble!

Who’s in your band?

I have lots of talented friends who play with me at most gigs, at the moment I’m playing with Alistair Deverick, Cass Mitchell, Hayden Booth and I’m often joined by special guests.

Have you got any tours coming up?

I have a gig coming up on the 13 December at the Wine Cellar in Auckland. I’ve just finished recording a Christmas Tour with Massad and Titanium for the Telecom Christmas trees, and we also recorded a Christmas song together.

Have you got an album coming out soon?

I’m recording new demos over summer and working towards my second album. The first single ‘What Would I Give’ will be coming out at the end of January. The video features my cat Misty and a giant pink elephant sent from China! (No animals were harmed of course!)


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