- 02 Aug 16
IRISH STAR DELIVERS HER BEST ALBUM YET
By any standards, Lisa Hannigan has enjoyed an extremely successful solo career since stepping out of Damien Rice’s shadow almost a decade ago.
Her 2008 debut album, Sea Sew, went double platinum and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The 2011 follow-up, Passenger, went straight to No 1 in Ireland and was shortlisted for the Choice Prize.
By her own admission, Lisa was initially struggling to write new material, after coming off two years of touring the world in support of Passenger. So she put her energy into other projects. There was an acting debut as a mermaid in the Oscar-nominated animation Song Of The Sea, soundtrack work on Fargo and the Oscar-winning score for Gravity, all the while founding and co-hosting the acclaimed Soundings podcast (which saw the Dublin-born singer turn interviewer, and speak to guests like Harry Shearer, Sharon Horgan and David Arnold).