Written predominantly from Lissie’s new home in Northeast Iowa, her fourth album Castles represents a spiritual as well as musical development. It’s a portrait of an artist who has always been on the move and is finally creating a sense of permanency – a chance to catch her breath and reflect. When discussing the record, Lissie says, “The album title Castles and the themes of the music itself suggest a striving and a heightened vantage point. I can stand above myself in the tower of my mind and reflect on my relationships and life. There is a maturity, experience and self awareness to these songs that feel like a natural progression within the context of my work to date.” A powerful combination of heartfelt introspection and contemporary dream-pop, Castles marks the return of a singular voice in the modern American scene.