Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Finds Harmony In Bilingual Song; New Track, “Todo y Nada,” Releasing October 27

Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Finds Harmony In Bilingual Song; New Track, “Todo y Nada,” Releasing October 27

Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Finds Harmony In Bilingual Song; New Track, “Todo y Nada,” Releasing October 27

📅09 October 2017, 23:55

For Immediate Release                                                 October 9, 2017

  

Singer/Songwriter Lisa Morales Finds Harmony In Bilingual Song

New Track, “Todo y Nada,” Releasing October 27

 

Duet With The Late Award-Winning, Acclaimed Americana Musician Jimmy LaFave,

“Avalanche,” Also Out Now to Preview Upcoming Solo Album

Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, Due January 26, 2018

 

Listen to “Todo y Nada” here: https://soundcloud.com/loophole-management/02-todo-y-nada/s-QhEPx

 

 

(San Antonio, Texas) In celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), singer-songwriter Lisa Morales will release a new song, “Todo y Nada,” at all digital retailers on October 27 to honor her Mexican heritage. As with most of the songs on her upcoming January 26, 2018 release, Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun, Morales has found a poetic expression in using English and Spanish in lyrics. 

 

In “Todo y Nada,” co-written with Paraguayan harpist Juan Cabrera, she was able to seamlessly create her artistry. “The melody in my head and fingers dictated the interweaving of English and Spanish, Spanglish, almost as if it’s a conversation. The English still being a child and the Spanish like a Mexican grandparents wisdom. ‘Hasta las rosas sangran’ – even the roses bleed. The song is about two people who wouldn’t work out because they didn’t belong. Todo y nada, all and nothing. And this was my first songwriting collaboration with Juan Cabrera. It was a beautiful meeting of two artists really painting in the same direction and allowing each other to soar.

 

Luna Negra is about going back to a poetic sense in Spanish,” futher explains Morales. “My mother was a PhD in Mexican literature, and she spoke to me in a poetic way. I returned to that in writing this album.”

 

Produced by keyboardist Michael Ramos (the BoDeans, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp), Luna Negra features A-list Austin guitarists Charlie Sexton, Adrian Quesada and David Garza, as well as Los Lobos drummer Cougar Estrada, Los Lonely Boys bassist Jojo Garza and guest vocalist. Eliza Gilkyson.

 

The late award winning, Americana chart topper, and critically acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave is also a featured guest vocalist in the duet “Avalanche,” which was released on September 22 to also preview Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun. LaFave’s aching voice wraps around hers as they duet on the gorgeous ballad of hurt and hope that carries an extra note of poignancy because he lost his battle with cancer not long after recording it. 

 

Morales, who has spent the summer touring with Grammy Award winners Texican rockers Los Lonely Boys and Mexican-American singer Lila Downs in the fall, first performed at age 4, with a local Mariachi band. She began writing songs at 7 and by age 10, had formed her first band with her sister, Roberta. Years later they formed Sisters Morales, released six albums, and toured with Los Lobos, Allison Krauss, and Merle Haggard, among others. Sisters Morales recently reunited on Oct. 8 for a performance at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. 

 

Daughter of the Sun represents me,” says Morales. “It’s the beginning of something bright.”

 

Tour Dates

Oct. 13, Conroe, TX, Martin Hall

Oct. 21, Boerne, TX, Round Up (with Los Lonely Boys)

Nov. 7, New York, NY, City Winery (with Los Lonely Boys)

Nov. 8, Boston, MA, City Winery (with Los Lonely Boys)

Nov. 16-17, Austin, TX, Antone’s (with Los Lonely Boys)

Jan. 26, Houston, TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun CD Release Party

 

More to come.

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