- 11 Nov 14
The chanteuse has updated us on news of an album, her movie work and more
Lisa Hannigan has given Hot Press a progress report on the follow-up to her 2011 Passenger album.
“I am trying to write a third record,” she tells us. “Trying. I’m being very slow about it, but that’s mainly what I’m doing.”
In fairness, she’s had plenty of film work to keep her busy, starting with a 2012 contribution to Gravity.
“I worked with (composer) Stephen Price who did the score. It was all theramin warbling. I sent my parents to see that film and they said, ‘We couldn’t really hear you.’”
Lisa got another call from Mr. Price last year asking her to be on the Fury soundtrack.
“I’m more recognisable. My mum will be able to pick me out this time. Myself and Brad Pitt, together at last!”
Ms. Hannigan has also become a voice-over artiste.
“Yes, I’ve done some talking in the new Cartoon Saloon film, Song Of The Sea,” she concludes. “It was really nerve-wracking. I went to see it and I was so nervous because I cringe when I hear myself talk. Pretending, on top of it, makes it even worse! But it was great, the film is so good.”
The story of Saoirse, the last of the selkies who according to Scots and Irish tradition can transform from seals into people, the animation also features the dulcet tones of Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt and Jon Kenny. Which is excellent company to be keeping!