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"Right up there with her best" - Echoes Magazine Lisa Stansfield, the northern powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, releases ‘Billionaire’, the first official single from her forthcoming album ‘Deeper’ and a fine example of Lisa’s song craft and her ability to capture a soap opera in a song.
"If I had a dollar for every time you said you love me I’d be a billionaire If I walked a mile for every time you meant the words I’d still be right here"
Written by Lisa and her song-writing partner Ian Devaney, produced by Ian & Mark “Snowboy” Cotgrove, and with Lisa taking the role of executive producer, ‘Deeper’ is the iconic soul singer’s eighth studio album.
Speaking about the record the Grammy nominated, multi BRIT, Ivor Novello and Silver Clef Award winner said “creating this album was a wonderful adventure. I really believe there’s a special something in this record. I’m so excited to let it go out into the big wide world with pride.” ‘
Deeper’ is going to be released on April 6th, 2018 on earMUSIC. Lisa believes she and Devaney recaptured their mojo on 2014’s ‘Seven’ and now on ‘Deeper’. “We never want to toe the line,” she asserts of ‘Deeper’’s highly individualised take on Philly soul, club music and deeply personal ballads. “We don’t want to compromise. ‘Deeper’ feels like we did when we made the first few albums. It’s got that excitement. It felt like a voyage of discovery. If there was something, a little musical element, we were afraid might be too scary or ‘edgy’, we kept it in.
It’s about pushing things, musically and lyrically. Challenging people.”
She cites ‘Twisted’ as an example because, "It's like three different types of music in one song. A 'normal' verse, a northern soul break and a Latin chorus”.
Album opener ‘Everything’, which recently topped the UK soul charts, is “like being given a beautiful big kick with a soft shoe up the arse.”
‘Deeper’ is, Lisa contends, the perfect album to put on before a Friday night out, but it also provides the ideal Saturday morning comedown soundtrack.
And it ends with a superb version of ‘Ghetto Heaven’ by The Family Stand – of which lead singer Sandra St. Victor said “Lisa sounds great, and this groove is wicked!.”
Lisa's contribution to British soul is undeniable with a string of hit singles including ‘All Around The World’, ‘All Woman’, ‘The Real Thing’ and many award winning albums. Her unmistakable voice has been a constant presence on the dance floor and airwaves ever since 1989.
Most recently she returned to the Top 20 of the UK album charts with her 7th studio album 'Seven'. A gorgeous and personal collection of her trademark soul, the 2014 record was a reminder of why Lisa has sold nearly 20 million records worldwide and had a string of international top 10 hits. And with ‘Deeper’ her successful streak shows no signs of stopping.