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Interview: Fisher Releases Shimmering Fourth Album, 'Water'

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Chances are, the music of Fisher has made a major contribution to the soundtrack of your life—whether you've realized it or not. This Ventura County-based band is comprised of vocalist/songwriter Kathy Fisher and her husband, musician/songwriter Ron Wasserman. Fisher first made their mark 10 years ago when they became the most downloaded band on the Internet when MP3.com released their song "I Will Love You." Subsequent soundtrack and TV placements have included everything from "Breakable" on the Great Expectations soundtrack to the song "Beautiful Life" in TLC promos. In July, Fisher released their fourth studio CD, Water. Recorded after the tragic death of Fisher's father, the album tackles grand themes with a personal touch, and Fisher's velvet-laced vocals bring it all together. Life, death, faith, hope—it's all there. LAist recently caught up with the band at Pickles Deli to get the scoop on everything from the new disc to their thoughts on the music industry.

LAist: Was the water theme there when you initially began working on this album, or did you later realize the thread that ran throughout many of the songs?

Kathy Fisher: It was a subconscious thing that we noticed after it all started coming together. I said, "Ron, there are so many songs about water. That should be the name!" He was originally going to call the album Suomaf, which is "Famous" backwards, because we're famous for not being famous. I thought that was cool, but it might be hard for people to pronounce.

Ron Wasserman: I put it on the band's message board and no one liked the idea. At least they're always honest with me!