Lisa Loeb's candid conversation gives you an inside look at the fantastic, well-received new album, which will be mass released this Tuesday. Lisa is responding live to inquiries and performing the music this Monday, Jan. 28 in Santa Monica at the Central Social Aid and Pleasure Club. You can stream it, and even send your own questions via Twitter, during the show (for details, see www.lisaloeb.com/calendar).
Tuesday marks the national album release of No Fairy Tale. Wednesday, in Barnes and Nobles at the Grove, Loeb performs free in this iconic LA area. Having enjoyed causing positive raves with her return surprise performance in the "Gossip Girl" finale, Loeb conquers television again this Thursday, Jan. 31 on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Yes, her Los Angeles calendar is very complete for this month. Yet, Lisa warmly took the time to discuss thoroughly and reveal many notable pieces of new information in a conversation centered around the new album. The multi-part special Lisa Loeb interviews begin with her discussing musical evolution here:
W.E. Your fantastic new album of course is No Fairy Tale, and one is "Swept Away" by its catchy, quality music, clever word play, and insightful lyrics. What was the process of putting the songs together like for you?
L.L. The songs were an amalgamation of songs I'd been working on before Chad [Gilbert] approached me that fit with this project concept and songs that Chad and I wrote from scratch for the album. There were a couple of more intimate feeling acoustic songs that we transformed into anthemic punky rock songs, like "Matches," co-written by Morgan Taylor, and "Weak Day," which I wrote alone. It was pretty cool to see the evolution of songs as we recorded them. Chad also told Tegan Quin (1/2 of Tegan and Sara, one of my favorite current bands) about the record we were making to see if she wanted to collaborate [Tegan and Sara also release a new album Tuesday and it's now official they'll be at Coachella]. I was really excited that she ended up contributing two songs and singing on them. Like all of my records, I wanted to make sure that there was variety from song to song on the album, and I think Chad and I were able to write and choose songs that do that.