Many people's first encounter with Lissie was through a 2010 YouTube live performance video, tweeted by Kid Cudi. The clip captures the Illinois-born singer/songwriter taking a swill of tequila before attacking Cudi's "Pursuit of Happiness" with her three-piece band, changing its self-determined narrative from inner monologue to plugged-in town square sermon. She shouts, strums, warbles and at one point drops her guitar and straight testifies, singing with her hands as much as her voice.

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