Lisa Macfarlane (aka Lisa Mac) is a blues singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who made her professional recording debut in 2016 with the album Picnic. That record introduced a multi-talented artist with a powerfully soulful voice and fire on the six string.
Originally St. George, Utah, Lisa Macfarlane now splits her time between her hometown and Sin City. The singer has been performing professionally in Las Vegas since 2015. She followed-up her debut with two new singles in 2020 and dozens of excellent live performance videos on her popular YouTube channel.
“Lover” is the brand new single from Lisa Macfarlane, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 28, 2022. A swampy delta blue guitar opens the track. Lisa Mac steps to the mic with her sultry and self-assured seduction. As the song progresses, hypnotic backing vocal harmonies and swirling tremolo guitars create a sexy dream scene.
Check out “Lover” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Lisa Macfarlane about “Lover”. Read her answers to our 7 questions. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist. With a steady string of new releases already on the calendar, she has a lot more music to come. Get on her socials and in the loop.
Lisa Macfarlane – Lover
7 Questions with Lisa Macfarlane
Where are you from?
I’m originally from Utah, but I’ve been performing in Las Vegas since 2015. I just moved here to perform full time about three months ago.
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been writing songs since I was 17, and basically singing my whole life. My first studio album and music video came out in 2016, and I’ve been pursuing music full time ever since.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
This project is all me – I wrote and recorded each part, and produced the song myself.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest influences are Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple, and Janis Joplin.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My biggest non-musical influence right now is Esther Hicks. When I feel myself stressing out about how I’m going to accomplish some huge task that I’ve never tackled before, I listen to her and youtube and it helps ease some of the anxiety and self-doubt that creeps in during the creative process.
What inspired you to create this project?
I wrote this song a long time ago, but what spurred me to record and release it within the last month was adding something to the lyrics that I realized it needed. A few weeks ago I pulled out my tarot cards for the first time in years, and basically I was hearing a message that I need to be alone for self growth. I was putting the cards away and I said out loud “But will there be love?” and a card flew out of the deck at my face. It was the Lovers. And that’s not a yes, though it might seem that way – it means that you choose.
When I wrote the song I was thinking about how insulting it can be to be introduced to someone as so-and-so’s girlfriend. No woman is ‘just’ someone’s girlfriend or ‘just’ someone’s wife. You want to be seen as a whole person in your own right, especially as an artist. So that’s why “I’m not your wife, I’m not your girlfriend. I’m the Lover that brings your whole world to an end. It’s because I’m a Lover, that’s what I do, that’s what I’m built for and I choose to love you.” I’ll be my own force of nature, even alone. Love is important to me, but being my own whole person in control of my own life comes first. You’ll just be lucky if I choose to love you.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I plan to keep releasing new singles every month. I’ve got a ton of new songs lined up and I can’t wait to share them! I’m playing every weekend in Las Vegas, touring California soon.