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Lissie is what Taylor Swift claims to be. It's going to take the rest of this to dig out of that analogy, because she's nothing like the Taylor Swift you know. What she is: A singer with country roots and pop leanings, singing about youthful love and loss. But there is no AutoTune here, no cloying lyrics, no fairy-tale ending with Lissie. She's made her presence felt covering everyone from Kid Cudi to Lady Gaga to Metallica, but her originals are better anyway. Her voice is enveloping and her presence is mesmerizing. Her hair is also in constant disarray — and if it's a reach to say that that's a metaphorical result of her letting the wind take it, it's only reaching a little bit.

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Kiernan Maletsky is a former Westword intern.
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