“There’s a station In Nashville called Lightning 100 that plays a bunch of new music, the kinds of things you won’t hear on most mainstream pop stations. I heard this song of hers – it was quirky and groovy, a little bit pop, a little R&B, but with a coolness to it.
“As a singer and guitarist, I gravitate towards people who can do things so well. With Lianne, I thought to myself, ‘OK, this girl can probably just sit in a room with a guitar, sing me a song, and it’ll be beautiful.’ I looked her up on YouTube and saw her playing an old Silvertone guitar from the ‘60s through a little Roland amp. I’m such a gearhead, so that impressed me.
“Her voice has this bell-like, crystal quality to it, and her pitch control is amazing. Put that together with her songs, and it’s a pretty cool combination. There’s a song of hers called Forget – she goes from this really high note, just belting it out, and in a split-second she’s back to her soft, talking voice. A big, big talent.”