Nashville’s Luisa Lopez is releasing a new album, 45, due out May 31. Lopez is a multi-instrumentalist and Southern artist, though the album will expand beyond the boundaries of the southern sound. The title, 45, is a nod to Lopez’s age when she recorded the album as well as her personal response to the 45th president.
“I’m a lesbian, and I’ve lived a feminist life. In my generation I’ve self-taught myself to play the instruments mostly identified to men, such as saxophone as a small girl, electric and acoustic guitars as a teenager, drum and bass as a woman. I then told stories with these instruments in a wide spectrum of genres as a songwriter. Being all of these things as a black woman,” Lopez says.
The album is powerful and definitely worth a listen. Check out her website for music and more.