Single Review: Lisa Hannigan – Knots

By on Thursday, 22nd September 2011 at 12:00 pm

Lisa Hannigan’s new single ‘Knots’ is a bright airy tune that catches you right away. But if you listen carefully, you can just tell that it’s referencing the morning after a rather difficult night out. Complete with her breathy vocals, Hannigan has returned after more than two years with a song that makes you remember why you liked her in the first place. Maintaining the high clear sound that is quite identifiable as her, ‘Knots’ is a bit more forceful than the songs found on her 2009 debut ‘Sea Sew’.

Two-thirds of the way through it builds to a crescendo that belies the sweet woman Hannigan is: maybe she is capable of the bender of a night she is referencing? Like some of her previous songs, the video for ‘Knots’ is not simply a video incorporating the studio track, but a live version instead. This live take finds Hannigan plucking away at the ukulele costumed in a life jacket, as she and band members go for a sail off the coast of West Cork. It’s beautiful in its simplicity. She revealed this recent interview with me that several other tracks from the new album will have a similar live treatment. Excellent! And this just in, another video for ‘Knots’, even more whimsical than the first (thanks NPR).



The ‘Knots’ single from Lisa Hannigan is available now.

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