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Missoni Lanza sings of love - lost, unrequited, enchanted and cursed. Her music evokes memories of a bygone era entwined with the present. Heavily influenced by jazz, blues, soul and R&B, Missoni brings a breath of fresh air to her music. Her voice cuts through to the soul. With each performance Missoni brings a raw vulnerability that has captivated her audiences. Currently, Missoni is writing for her first full-length record.

 

All her life, Missoni has been deeply immersed in music. She started the piano, writing poetry and lyrics in grade school.  At fifteen, Missoni picked up the guitar and started developing her songwriting. When she relocated to Shreveport, LA, she started playing local coffee shops, venues and some of the local festivals. In 2006, Missoni was selected as a featured artist at the 'Chick Singer-Songwriter Showcase' at the Bitter End in New York. 

 

She relocated to Southern California in 2011, and began traveling across the United States and to Europe singing jazz.  She has always had a deep respect for musicians and the conversation of music.  Now that she has found her home in Seattle, Missoni has made the decision to dig into the roots and history of jazz to grow musically as a songwriter, vocalist and artist. 

 

Missoni performed at The Ojai Jazz Festival as the opening act for Tom Scott, Brian Nova and Roger Kellaway.  She has played The Triple Door in Seattle with jazz artist, Brian Nova, and has performed in Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Dubrovnik, Venice, Montenegro, Sicily, Germany, Cuba and Hawaii.  She has opened for artists such as Nicole Atkins, Dylan Leblanc, Erin Bode, Marc Broussard, Angie Mattson (In The Valley Below), Rob Wasserman (the Grateful Dead) and more.

 

Her song, "I'll Always Be A Stranger" was also selected as a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition AND the Unsigned Only Competition.

 

Missoni Lanza will be touring later this year to support her upcoming album. 

 

photography by Raychelle Devilla

 

 
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Lyrics

all lyrics are written and copyrighted by Missoni Lanza except for Orgasmic Rose, which was Co-Written with Remington Rafael. 

all lyrics are written and copyrighted by Missoni Lanza except for Orgasmic Rose, which was Co-Written with Remington Rafael. 

Come back to me

An empty pen, a glass of wine
and all my thoughts on the line
I close my eyes and all I see is you
but I don't, don't wanna, I don't don't wanna say goodbye

And how am I supposed to say what you need me to
When every night I pray is that you'll turn around and say
You'll come back to me, come back to me

The stars are high, they burn so clear
And your name keeps ringing in my ears
I still feel your hand warm against my skin
But I don't, don't wanna, I don't, don't wanna say goodbye

And how am I supposed to say what you need me to
When every night I pray is that you'll turn around and say
You'll come back to me, come back to me

And how am I supposed to say what you need me to
I don't want to let this go, so come back to me

I'll Always Be A Stranger

I heard you finally found your dame
I heard she's pretty just the same
Does she make you smile wide?
Does she bring the spark in your eyes?

For I've been admiring you for some time
Hoping that I could call you mine
But I notice the stars did prove
I'll always be a stranger to you

I heard the blossoms are in bloom
I heard the sighs when she enters the room
Does she hold you in her arms so tight?
Does she make you feel just right?

For I've been admiring you for some time
Hoping that I could call you mine
But I noticed the stars did prove
I'll always be a stranger to you

I'll I can do is just say I'm so happy for you
Dress on a smile and say I'm so, so happy for you

For I've been admiring you for some time
Hoping that I could call you mine
But I noticed the stars did prove
I'll always be a stranger, I'll always be a stranger
I'll always be a stranger to you

Lost in you

Under the morning twilight
In the rain, in the rain
Gazing into the skyline
Thinking, thinking
Oh my, I've lost sight

For I've been lost in you
In everything you do
And maybe, maybe this spell will fall away from me
For I've been lost in you

The ships have been searching
For land, for land
And I have been waiting
For your hand, for your hand
And oh my, I would hold tight

For I've been lost in you
In everything you do
And maybe, maybe this spell will fall away from me
For I've been lost in you

For I don't understand what's come over me
And the stars shining
For all I know is, you feel like home

For I've been lost in you
In everything you do
And maybe, maybe this spell will fall away from me
For I've been lost in you

Orgasmic Rose*

Oh, I was just fine till I met you
Oh, I was just fine till I met you
Then you dragged me in with that boyish grin
Longing and craving for your sin

Oh, I was just fine till I met you
Oh, I was just fine till I met you
You kept me at bay, you have what I crave
You made me want to get dirty

You're going to cave, you'll be my slave
But don't come too close
I'm your thorn and you're my rose

You're going to cave, you'll be my slave
But don't come too close
I'm your thorn and you're my rose

Calm & Mellow

Hello calm and mellow
Hello sweet and fine
I reserved this moment
I got all the time

I call your name on gloomy sundays
Just because you're mine

Hello cold heartache
Hello cheap wine
I got a new thrill
I got the right one this time

I call your name on gloomy sundays
Just because you're mine

So long to play it cool
So long to cloudy afternoons
Sunshine right by my window
Here with me, calm and mellow

I call your name on gloomy sundays
Just because you're mine
I call your name on gloomy sundays
Just because you're mine
 

News & Updates

Missoni Lanza Will Be featured in GigTown's Upcoming Soundscape Songwriter Sessions - 8/27/16

Missoni Lanza will be featured in Gigtown's upcoming Soundscape Songwriter Session along with Stefan Paul George and Amanda Taylor. The event will be hosted at Stone Way Cafe on Saturday, August 27th at 7:00pm

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Amore EP

by Missoni Lanza