Lisa Conway only has one EP under her belt in the form of last fall's The Ballad Project, but the Toronto songwriter known as L CON will be revisiting that material with the release of The Ballads Reimagined. It's due out March 5 via Daps Records.
This seven-song set is described in a press release as an "electronic interpretation" of The Ballad Project. Five of the songs are the same, while the other two are brand new. They were recorded by L CON in her apartment in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood and mixed by Ohbijou's Heather Kirby.
This electronic project was reportedly inspired by a well-received live performance. It's only fitting, then, that L CON will launch it with a series of three live shows in Toronto. Each of these gigs will emphasize a different element of The Ballads Reimagined: bass/voice/machines, strings/voice, and voice.
At these shows, L CON will be selling balsa wood gliders (which we assume means model airplanes), along with a download code for The Ballads Reimagined.
At the bottom of this page, watch a music video for "The Stirring Within." This haunting opening cut from The Ballads Reimagined mixes organic and electronic instrumentation. The clip was filmed using a cellphone in California and Arizona this summer.
The Ballads Reimagined:
1. The Stirring Within
2. Come the Autumn
3. Oh How Love
4. Haunted by the Light
5. To Forget
7. In Honour Of
3/8 Toronto, ON - Tranzac (bass, voice, machines) *
3/14 Toronto, ON - Holy Oak (strings, voice) ^
3/16 Toronto, ON - Saving Gigi (voice) ~
* with the Mike Smith Group
^ with Ryan Driver
~ with Isla Craig