The Real Ding
GET TO KNOW: Lisa Ramey
Photo: Antonio T. Harris
Following the huge response to her previously unveiled efforts 'Jesus Is My Only Friend' and 'Certainly Lord' in recent months, fast-rising artist Lisa Ramey continues her confident ascent with the sweeping new single 'Keep Your Lamps'.
Conjuring a vivid 80s-inspired R&B approach to her sound this time around, 'Keep Your Lamps' makes for a brilliantly creative and alluring listen. With her soul-infused voice riding a driven production from start to finish, she is certainly looking to sweep us off our feet with this one.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and influences over the last few years.
What/who was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
My first love and first concert was DC Talk. Oh man, I wanted to be on stage with them so badly.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Oh absolutely. I remember trying to remake a Spice Girls group with some friends as a teenager. In my early twenties I was in a band called Juicebox then we evolved to SugarBad. We toured internationally!!…then broke up This band slayed. We were a Sharon Jones funky soul band. I had a horn section and organ. Sooooooo very fun.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Peace and positivity. There is so much disease in life and music heals.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Ha! So many but Serpentine Fire still hits so hard.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Oh wow! At NBC The Voice screaming my face off and having the time of my life singing 'The Weight'. It's a song I’ve sung many times in dirty bars and at gigs. It’s amazing where a single song can take you.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
John Legend at Madison Square Garden
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Any and all. Collaboration is amazing. You can find your hidden musical talents.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Recovering from the biggest international tour of my career.
Lisa Ramey's new single 'Keep Your Lamps' is available to stream now. Check it out below.