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Unicorns and Innocence by Mai-Liis

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Album Title: Mai-Liis on Life
Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2021

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About the Album

With many years working between Seattle & Vancouver, BC as a performer, sommelier, and equestrian, it was through her return to writing over the last 4 years that inspired Mai-Liis ('My-Lease') in discovering her broader voice. Working with Seattle pianist & arranger, Darin Clendenin, her words found their musical context, and with the production help of her friend and mentor, jazz vocalist Greta Matassa, Mai-Liis now presents her debut as a songwriter and vocalist. With her lyrics and voice offering an honesty and intimacy to life experiences, her songs, such as the grooving "Distance Man," the haunting bolero-esque ballad "Fait Accompli," or the blues, "Carnage in Your Wake (A Love Song)," all create worlds that are readily identifiable and relatable. Featured on Mai-Liis On Life are trumpeter Charlie Porter, saxophonist Cory Weeds, guitarist Brian Monroney, and the rhythm section of Clendenin, bassist Clipper Anderson and drummer Mark Ivester.

Track Listing

Unicorns and Innocence; Distance Man; To Whom It May Concern; Fait Accompli; Oh Well; My Eyes of Yesterday; Carnage in Your Wake (A Love Song); Sister Child; Number 9; Jilted Woman.

Personnel

Mai-Liis
voice / vocals
Clipper Anderson
bass, acoustic

Additional Personnel

Brian Monroney: guitar; Charlie Porter: trumpet; Cory Weeds: alto & tenor sax; David Lange: accordion.

Date featured

March 18, 2021

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