i first heard of lia ices from my dearest friend, shaunna, while we sipped wine at a beautiful vineyard in sonoma, california. the air was chilled, but the sun hot, as we chatted under the large tree up on a hill. there is of course a connection between the two and this very vineyard appears in lia's video for the song "daphne" off her sophomore album grown unknown.
while there is certainly no shortage of aspiring female singer/songwriters in the music scene these days, lia is something exceptional. her voice is so pure and perfect, yet different enough to separate herself from the pack. she doesn't rely on anything odd or peculiar with her vocals, just something extraordinarily smooth and melodic. she draws you in. makes you want to know and hear more. never disappointing, she is strong yet fragile. obviously others feel the same. she has been signed to jagjaguar records and on this latest album recorded with label-mate justin vernon of bon iver.
lia is currently recording her new album. i can't wait to see what she has been working on. in the meantime, check out some of her stunning videos for grown unknown. i love the feel of love is won. a video shot completely on 8mm film by either lia herself or her boyfriend while they were in rome. it reminds me of all the beautiful little moments that we remember when we reflect on love. a moment in time that perhaps seemed insignificant at the time, but in the end is all we can remember.
undoubtably, this won't be the last we see or hear from lia ices.
DAPHNE feat justin vernon >>>>
LOVE IS WON >>>>
photo credit: four/six: emiliano granado/// three/eleven: winona barton ballentine for foam magazine///eight/nine: shanna fisher; five: elisabeth vitale for pitchfork; two//creepingelm.com