Hi all! Hope this blog finds you well and happy. It's been a tough year for many. Not only does it seem like the world has gone crazy, but for a time my whole world seemed to as well.
Just goes to show that life is never predictable, unless you foresee unpredictability. Talk all you want, sometimes the ones we love just can't bring themselves to be honest about how things REALLY are until they don't even know themselves anymore.
So here I am, loads of new songs in my pocket, all written about the dynamics of love. More than ever I feel the weight of lifelong idealistic notions of what a love relationship is meant to mean pressing on my very being. I'd like to start over with different expectations, different ideals. Redistribute the pressure to different places. That's where I am with this project.
I've resisted doing a kickstarter or pledge campaign until now because most of what I was doing I felt I could make in my own studio. I feel the time has come to make the record of a lifetime, with these songs that I feel represent a lot of people in the world. Love is amazing, love is shit. Loving someone is truly an unpredictable, beautiful ride.
I've wanted to make an album with Rob Szabo for years. Not only is he a stunning songwriter and performer, but he captures something in his productions that is true and honest, the very thing these songs need. Intensely personal yet transferable. The way art should be. Here are some examples of some amazing music Rob has produced.
Rob's Own Music
So I've gathered together a collection of exclusive merch and experiences that I am offering for your monetary support. All proceeds go to fund the making and production of Love or Something Like It. I'll be heading out to Toronto at the beginning of November to record with Rob and release date for the album will be February 14. As always thanks for your love and support. My main hope is that these melodies and words that have gotten me through the last 6 months will be a balm to other broken hearts.
More soon! x
American born Lobelia isn’t just your typical singer-songwriter. A multi-instrumentalist who worked as a studio musician for 10+ years, she has won multiple awards for her songwriting, has been featured in Billboard Magazine, and was one of the original Women of MP3.COM in the early days of the Internet. Now living in the UK after a 7 year stint in Montreal, she hosts several acclaimed songwriter nights at Tower of Song, Birmingham's best small music venue. An advocate for sustainable touring, she travels the world performing at house concerts and small venues.