Sydney-based singer-songwriter LISHI has triumphantly returned with the soothing, heart-wrenching ballad, ‘Token’. A true veteran of the Sydney music scene, LISHI provides us with a swaying, moving ballad that expresses love, loss and finding the strength to accept and move on. Over the last 10 years, LISHI has released a vast collection of solo material, as well as with former band Cameras.
‘Token’ starts with LISHI’s lush piano and soft vocals flowing over the top of each other, like a tree swaying in the wind. Her talents as a classical pianist are on full show here, as the piano reverbs out like a warning bell. This leads into the chorus, opening up an overwhelming wave of hurt, with the strings perfectly lifting the feels to the next level.
LISHI on the of writing ‘Token’:
“I’m never sure when I sit down to write a song what it’s going to be about but this one ended up being inspired by the memory of my father.”
Having already played with such artists as Meg Mac, E^ST, Holy Holy & Kira Puru, expect big things in for the future of LISHI. I, for one am bursting with excitement to see ‘Token’ live sometime in the future.