In support of the continuing reader requests for more of the Lisa Loeb special inspirational music interview discussions, here is an exclusive interview portion on her songwriting process that is being unveiled right now for the first time.
It is important to note that this intriguing specific interview email exchange is from a conversation that began before her beautiful Los Angeles live rocking performance at the Bootleg or her album officially released, that it happened before the new year. So it should be understood that the context of the question is in reference to understanding one of many aspects of the multi-layered songwriting process of the brilliant multi-talented artist.
More specifically, the insightful response from Lisa, like the question itself, is viewed in regards to the energizing and consistently well-received pop-punk inspirational instant classic "No Fairy Tale" album (a review of it from this writer featured on the front page of Lisa's magnetically eye-catching multi-media site for several weeks and stays in its news section).
Lisa's observationally humorous parenthetical discussion of "umph" is self-explanatory because this portion of the special Lisa Loeb conversations, with the songwriting question regarding sociology, politics, and relationships as part of the creative process, was conducted via email:
W.E. There is clearly a sociological level to the songs. Is there a political level as well?
L.L. There's always something political involved when relationships are involved. I wouldn't say that I wrote a song about Hillary Clinton or Mitt Romney - that would be a different project. But there is something political to trying to make things work, sometimes having to take a break, not having enough "umph" to make something work. (I can't believe I just typed the word "umph"). You get the picture!
Picture-perfect Lisa Loeb is in New York today for two T.V. appearances and stays in D.C. tomorrow for a show at Jammin' Java. "No Fairy Tale" is continuing to garner great positive attention and significant acclaim from reviewers while Lisa's live tour is also building a buzz of joyful audience feedback. More information is soon to come on exciting upcoming projects from the ubiquitous pop figure, extraordinary eyewear icon, and magnificent musician Lisa Loeb.