The lady, a piano; her devotion Lisa King Light By
To my Northern Rivers letterbox the CD arrived. Lisa is a friend of a friend, a Wollongong talisman. I first heard Tina Arena sharing the keyboard with Megan Washington; I was too busy drifting within its subjugated ease to notice any religious message. Okay, songs of praise may not be the usual accompaniment to my musical safari, and perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, but while we are talking ‘chai’ who knows what Hindi wisdoms fall into my ears with the trancey Indian sounds I love so much. In a part of the world, where in many respects Lord Krishna or Buddha are a more desirable appetence, at first glance this message may seem hard to sell beyond the Christian community. “Not so!”… Lisa King is a Triple J ‘Unearthed’ talent and has been shortlisted for the Tamworth Music Festival. Her message transcends religion; it is about care and respect.
Her appeal crosses all borders; her music is far too beautiful not to.
Lisa has a somewhat sombre yet seductively melodic voice that sooths the days end with a gentle hug. The 2nd song on Light, Constant begins with a hippy-folk feel. She draws out subtle, hollering notes with the journeying of piano, singing her undying love to the Lord of all… “You’re my constant.” I like how the piano within ‘You won’t let me go’ tumbles in, whilst ‘I will lift your name’ begins like the curtain raiser to a film classic, perhaps a Jane Campion drama. “I will rest in you, I will lift your name and I will lift you high”…honourable sentiments. This is a 5-track CD you know you will search out once again. It will give you goose bumps; make you blush at bitter, corrosive thoughts you may harbour towards others. It is a moment put aside to find inner peace and honour to a higher, protective purpose. It will feather many, like me, not overly religious, yet who definitely identify with the inner beauty of humility.
Lisa King may be a friend of a friend, but I would like very much to meet this talented, gentle person; gather in her thoughts and desires before the world snaps her up, and her word becomes known to us all…..LIGHT.