We have a lovely free download from Lissy Trullie, who will release her self-titled debut on March 5th. With the help of producers John Hill (Santigold, MIA, Shakira) and David Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars), the record features dirty guitar sounds and driving, new wave-tempo-ed drums countered by swirling synths, brass and layers of heavenly vocals. A Washington D.C. native, Trullie came to New York City to study at Parsons, but her real passion was music.
At Parsons, Trullie found musical co-conspirators among her fellow students until she gained the confidence to venture out on her own. Her striking looks complemented the seductive, don’t-mess-with-me swagger in her songs and that brought her a lot of attention on New York City’s downtown scene, where she performed with her band and took on DJ gigs. In 2008, tastemaker Paper magazine declared her one of the year’s “30 Most Beautiful People.” Chloe Sevigny chose her as the face for the clothing line she’d fashioned for the avant-garde Opening Ceremony chain and designer Herve Leger tapped Trullie to showcase their collection. The interest in Trullie throughout the fashion/art world was a direct response to the raw talent and gleaming confidence she brought to her songs and to the stage. Unlike most young female singer-songwriters, the way she tackled familiar theme of love – twisted, unrequited, longed-for, betrayed – had an air of invincibility rather than vulnerability.
Get a taste for her new release, and download “It’s Only You”