Lisa Crawley releases ‘Songs I Like But Did Not Write Vol.1’

Tāmaki Makaurau songwriter Lisa Crawley dropped her hugely infectious single ‘Best Thing In The Room’ (featured in our November playlist) last month and has already followed though with Songs I Like But Did Not Write Vol​.​1, a covers EP reimagining classics by Blondie, Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen and our very own Goodshirt. Trading the neo-soul grooves of her recent single for an intimate and emotive vocals and keys approach, the new five track collection presents the artist in superb voice throughout. Songs I Like But Did Not Write Vol​.​1 was recorded live at Canada’s Banff Centre in one rapid-fire late night session and is bookended by playfully pared-back versions of Blondie’s ‘One Way Or Another’ and ‘Heart Of Glass’.

Heading off to Los Angeles this month to work on a new album, Lisa Crawley revealed the improvisational origins of her snappy latest collection: “It was 11:30pm, I’d just finished filming a music video and demoing about ten new songs in the studio. I had half an hour left and I didn’t want to make the most of it, so recorded my late night versions of songs I like, but did not write”