Daily Dose: Lissie, "Boyfriend" (Exclusive Premiere)

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Daily Dose: Lissie, "Boyfriend" (Exclusive Premiere)

Daily Dose is your daily source for the one song you absolutely, positively need to hear every day, curated by the Paste Music Team.

Lissie  is back with “Boyfriend,” her first single since last year’s Live at Union Chapel record, and Paste is pleased to offer the exclusive premiere of the track.

The breezy, laid-back song comes just in time for summer, with lyrics that reference “suntan and Steely Dan,” but as always, Lissie’s got her priorities in check, singing, “I don’t want a boyfriend, I don’t want a house built on the sand, I don’t want a lover, I want a man.”

“This song came very naturally and quickly as I was writing with longtime collaborator Martin Craft and the brilliant Liam Howe,” Lissie says. “It was interesting to be laying almost country like lyrics, reflecting my farmlife in Iowa, atop a very sultry, smooth and what I think is a pretty hip track! I hope people can appreciate a bit of a different sonic quality from me as I get ready to share an album that will be a bit of a fresh, new sound.”

Listen to “Boyfriend” in the player below, and scroll down for Lissie’s upcoming summer and fall tour dates. (Fall dates go onsale on Friday.)

June
21-25 — Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival

July
14 — Berne, Switzerland @ Gurtenfestival
21 — Gamlebyen, Norway @ Manefestivalen
22 — Stavern, Norway @ Fredriksvern Verft

October
6 — Ojai, CA @ Topa Topa Folk Fest
17 — Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
18 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
20 — Toronto, ON @ The Rivoli
21 — Ottawa, ON @ The Rainbow
23 — Montreal, QC @ L’Escogriffe
24 — Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
25 — Providence, RI @ Alchemy
27 — Albany, NY @ The Hollow
31 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

November
1 — Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Trap House
2 — Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
4 — Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
6 — Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
8 — Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage
9 — Edmonton, AB @ Brixx Bar & Grill
11 — Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret

Check out Lissie’s most recent Paste Studio session in the player below.

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