Lissie - Go Your Own Way review

Folk-rock star Lissie takes the Fleetwood Mac classic in a bold new direction.

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| By Paul Leake | Rating: 4
Lissie - Go Your Own Way review

Covering a Fleetwood Mac song is not an easy thing to do. It's the kind of decision that is defined by courage or arrogance, or some frantic medium between. It's a feat that folk-rock starlet Lissie manages to take her interpretation of 'Go Your Own Way' in such an electrifying direction.

Lissie's version is as raw and pained as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's was all those years ago. She sings from the pit of her stomach in the verses, creating an emotive rumble as she finds her own meanings in the song. Her band slowly builds texture into the song with a stunning arrangement that feels, somehow, almost inescapably sad. A cover as good as this makes up for the sterile Glee cover that found its way into the charts last year.

Performances like this mark Lissie as one to watch for 2012 as she prepares to release her follow-up to 'Catching a Tiger'.

Her EP 'Covered With Flowers' is available now, featuring a selection of covers of her favourite songs.