On September 16th, Lia Kessel, aka Lia Ices, returns with her new album Ices, via Jagjaguwar. The 10-track effort follows 2011’s Grown Unknown and was co-produced by her brother Eliot and Clams Casino. According to the singer-songwriter, the album was inspired by a transitional period in her life wherein she planted roots in California, fell in love, and experimented with more electronic-based music.
“Ices is a celebration of flight, levity, and the conviction that you can leave earth…” Kessel explained in a press release. “You take wing in an airplane, you go to real places when you dream, you have out-of-body experiences, you get high, you lose yourself in someone else.”
Already we’ve heard the lovely album cut “Thousand Eyes”; now, she has unveiled “Higher”. An ethereal earworm, the pop number’s worth a spot on your “Songs of Summer” playlist and easily sounds 100% perfect for a fun Apple or Target commercial. Listen in below.
01. Tell Me
02. Thousand Eyes
04. Love Ices Over
06. Electric Arc
07. Sweet as Ice
09. How We Are