Even if her stage name is not a reference to the Dylan song "Lay, Lady, Lay" Iceland's bluesiest chanteuse since Emiliana Torrini, Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir -- aka Lay Low -- sounds like she's paying homage to it in the lead single from her upcoming album Farewell Good Night's Sleep.
After topping the Icelandic charts with her 2006 debut Please Don't Hate Me, the unassuming starlet is back with a new record that continues her forays into traditional blues and country sounds. Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London with producer Liam Watson (White Stripes), the new record features musicians such as Carwyn Ellis, Ed Turner, Rupert Brown, Matt Radford, Jason Wilson and BJ Cole, and will be released on Nettwerk Productions in the U.S. on May 26.
Lovísa will be here in the U.S. to shoot the music video for the lead single "By and By" -- available for download below -- in NYC later this month when she is here supporting the aforementioned Emiliana Torrini on her Tripwire presented run of shows.
Lay Low - "By And By"
MP3 Download - "By And By"
Lay Low with Emiliana Torrini
03.28.09 - New York (Hiro Ballroom)
03.29.09 - San Francisco, CA (The Independent)
03.30.09 - Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)