Lissie Wants Tangible Love in New Single 'Blood And Muscle': Premiere

Gretchen Robinette


Her fourth studio album 'Castles' is scheduled for a Mar. 23 release.

Lissie has had a year to grow, spiritually and musically, since her critically acclaimed 2016 album My Wild West. Today, the singer is "very pleased and proud" to announce the forthcoming release of her next studio album Castles, and releases the visual for the set's second single, "Blood and Muscle."

"Castles finds me settled and striving to look deeper, not only into myself but the nature of reality," the singer-songwriter explains of the album, predominantly written in Lissie's hometown in Northeast Iowa. "The songs reflect a self-awareness and experience that I’m exploring in my mid-30s, and the entire process of making this record has emboldened a sense of self; sufficiency, reliance and confidence... I believe it is an album about confronting the darkness and within, finding hope, light and possibility."

Lissie's second single off Castles takes a deeper dive into adult love, and figuring out exactly what she wants out of a relationship. "'Blood and Muscle' is a song about an ideal romantic love but more so about wanting real, solid and tangible presences in my life," she explains. "It’s about facing fear head on and rather than focusing on what I don’t want, what I do." As the clip for "Blood and Muscle" flips from black and white to full color, Lissie sends out a weathered cry for these things she desires. 

View the entire video and Castles track list, below. Download "Blood and Muscle" free today only with your pre-order of Castles, scheduled to be released Mar. 23. 

Castles Track List

1. "World Away"

2. "Crazy Girl"

3. "Castles"

4. "Blood & Muscle"

5. "Best Days"

6. "Feels Good"

7. "Boyfriend"

8. "Somewhere"

9. "Love Blows"

10. "What Am I Gonna Do"

11. "Peace"

12. "Sand"

13. "Meet Me In The Mystery" 


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