photo by andrea de keijzer

photo by andrea de keijzer

An album of 60s style original crooner ballads released in the fall of 2012 on Daps Records. Compositions, arrangements and orchestration by Lisa Conway. Recorded at 6 Nassau, Toronto, by James Anderson, and produced by Lisa Conway and James Anderson.




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Some people said :

“Conway’s debut solo EP as L CON, The Ballad Project, only lays further bare her talents as a tormented David Lynch dream of a nightclub siren pitched somewhere between the Peggy Lee who gave us “Is That All There Is?” and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, while also announcing the classically trained songstress as a gifted arranger capable of a wrangling a 14-piece string section into appropriately John Barry-esque shape behind her. Artfully spooky orchestral-pop sadness with a poise and classy veneer that feels beamed in from the black-and-white era. I am a huge fan of this gal.” - Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
“…this is a marvelous display of public arts funding gone stunningly correctly…the arrangements, also credited to Conway, takes her already prevalent gift for songwriting and creates an entire soundscape with it with live and meticulously recorded strings, horns, keys, and backing vocals.” - Opiners Blog
"Horns and a nine-piece string section are featured on the well-constructed arrangements, and the effect is a mite Bjork-like on the six-minute epic "Haunted By The Light." The fact that Conway wrote and arranged everything shows she is a multi-faceted talent." - Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
"Lisa Conway is a busy woman. The Toronto singer fronts bands Chrome and the Ice Queen, Del Bel, and the Owle Bird, but she also found time this year to write and record this beautiful orchestral album of ballads as L Con. Featuring a nine-piece string section, The Ballad Project is easily her most lush recording to date and has a more romantic classic feel than her other projects." - Benjamin Boles, NOW Toronto
"String- and horn-laden, torchy ballads that are perfectly suited to Conway’s smoky, forlorn, and strategically soaring vocals." - Frank Yang, Chromewaves
"The Ballad Project is a demonstration that Conway has much more to offer than her incredible voice. The song-writing and orchestration she displays while striking out on her own suggest a very bright future indeed."- Elena Gritzan, Grayowl Point

A digital version of the album is available for purchase here.

Vinyl copies can be found at select record shops, or at LCON shows.