Acclaimed singer songwriter Lisa Redford releases her brand new EP “Edge of Love” on 10th May following the release of its first single - the radio-friendly “Anything But Easy” - which has gained airplay on many radio stations including various BBC shows, Chris Country and received rave reviews.
“Edge of Love” was produced by José McGill from award-winning group The Vagaband and the five self-written songs feature beautiful arrangements and instrumentation performed by a host of the finest musicians; pedal steel player Alan Cook (My Darling Clementine, Chris Hillman of The Byrds), Noel Dashwood of folk trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, guitarist Mark Howes - nominated in the British Blues Awards - and award-winning cellist Ivan McCready (The Pretenders, Blur, John Cale, George Michael) with drums and mastering by Mikey Shaw at The Crunch - Recording Studio, near Norwich.
“Edge of Love” opens with the instantly memorable and melodic single. The heartfelt title track, with its haunting cello and piano, follows. “Let Go” is an infectious Americana tinged band track. The moving “I Just Can’t Forget” showcases a country soul influence, while the delicate bittersweet acoustic ballad “Alone Tonight”, with its subtle sonic layers and textures, closes the EP.
The release blends Lisa’s folk, Americana and country influences with a strong melodic pop sensibility. “I always write from the heart and these songs are no exception. I’m drawn to songs that have a sadness lyrically but the music is melodious. The combination of the two makes it feel bittersweet.” says Lisa. “I’m so proud of the new songs from “Edge of Love” and can’t wait to share them.”
released May 10, 2019
Lisa Redford - Vocals, acoustic guitars.
José McGill - Double bass, bass, organ, piano, percussion, electric guitar, melodica, harmonica, 12 string guitar, synthesisers, backing vocals on “The Edge of Love” and “I Just Can’t Forget.”
Mikey Shaw - Drums and percussion.
Noel Dashwood - Dobro and harmony vocals on “Anything But Easy.”
Mark Howes - Electric guitar on “Let Go” and “I Just Can’t Forget.”
Alan Cook - Pedal steel on “Let Go” and “I Just Can’t Forget”
12 String Rickenbacker on “Let Go.”
Ivan McCready - Cello on “The Edge of Love” and “Anything But Easy.”
Produced, engineered and mixed by José McGill.
Mastered by Mikey Shaw at The Crunch - Recording Studios, Norfolk.
Photography by Claudia Taveira.
Design and CD duplication by Nigel Harris at Audiotree.
All songs written by Lisa Redford © Lisa Redford 2019
Huge thanks to José McGill for creating some beautiful arrangements and all the incredible musicians who have contributed their wonderful talents. Thanks to all of those who have supported me throughout my career and helped to make this EP happen.
Special Thank You
Derek Troy Ortega
“Tears are words that need to be written.” Paulo Coelho