TheFIX caught up with the 22-year-old singer-songwriter for a refreshingly candid chat about music, life, dancing, doodles (minds out of the gutter), Twitter trolls and her Australian Idol experience all those years ago.
"The new album is a whole bunch of things, again all my own songs," Lisa explains.
"It kind of explores my awakening to what life is in the past two or three years. And I think also it has a lot to do with finding womanhood, and also there's a lot of love songs in there as well."
The five-time ARIA nominee and 2010 Australian Music Prize winner, known for dreamy folk-pop songs like 'Coin Laundry' and 'Neopolitan Dreams', has embraced dance music influences on Bless This Mess, as signposted on her 'Spiritus' EP earlier this year (watch that clip below).
"I think that rhythm is just so contagious, and I think that there's something really tribal inside every one of us," she says, adding that she's totally comfortable with dancing on stage.
Will we be seeing a bit of Beyonce-style choreography at Lisa Mitchell gigs from now on? Not quite Lisa describes her dancing style as "unchoreographed" and "free and intuitive".
"But one day, maybe I'll get my band to do some synchronised dancing. I'm not cancelling that out!" she laughs.
Lisa's previous dancing experience includes dodging coins fans tend to throw on stage when she sings "Do you have a dollar, do you have dollar for me?" in 'Coin Laundry'.
"I'm very careful when playing the song now. I love that people get really into it and I think it's come from a really innocent place," she reveals.
"But, yeah, I feel very safe playing it at my own shows. I really have to think about whether to play it at festivals or not."
Another part of Lisa's history is her time on the now-defunct TV talent show Australian Idol. She made the top six way back in 2006.
"I am totally so grateful for that experience and it's definitely helped me to get where I am today, as have many other things in my life," she says.
Artists frequently being "discovered" on TV thanks to shows like The Voice and The X Factor, but it's not Lisa's cup of tea.
"I don't really watch TV," she says frankly.
Lisa does, however, spend a lot of time engaging with fans on social media. In fact, she's asking followers to submit scribbles, photos, to-do lists and other paraphernalia for a free Bless This Mess mini-magazine to give out at her shows.
"I find it such a direct and pure way of connecting with my audience," she says.
"I really love all my Twitter and Instagram followers, they're so great. I've just recently started collecting doodles and scribbles from everyone."
Collecting doodles? What?
"I know it sounds horrible! That's something I've noticed you know when you get into something, and then you're like, the word 'doodle' is just such a bad word to try and use publicly, but it's exactly what I want!" Lisa says.
"So I've started saying scribbles more."
When asked if she's ever experienced cyber-bullying from Twitter trolls, Lisa brings a refreshing perspective to the whole "troll" media frenzy.
"A Twitter troll? What's that ... as in 'troll' as in like under a bridge troll?"
Spot on, given the anonymous tactics of the average troll. Luckily, Lisa hasn't experienced that a blessing indeed.
Bless This Mess is out October 12. The single 'Bless This Mess' is out now. Lisa's national album tour starts Thursday, October 18 and ends Monday, November 5. For more details, visit Lisa's website.
Watch her clip for 'Spiritus':