NEW CONCEPT ALBUM, LIBERTY, OUT NOW
CANADIAN TOUR DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES WITH JASON ISBELL BEGIN NEXT MONTH
“As Hope Sandoval as it is Dolly Parton, it sure sounds liberated” - Rolling Stone Country
“Ortega's musical composition revels in an outlaw spirit …” - 9/10 Exclaim!
“Ortega’s ‘country gothic noir’ persona comes out of the gate breathing the fire of an Ennio Morricone instrumental and hits the ground running into a David Lynchian landscape as if travelled by Kate Bush” - No Depression
“By the end, it feels like you’ve been laid down in pure light.” - Noisey
“Nothing less than a battle cry.” – Refinery 29
PHOTO CREDIT : Kate Nutt // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Lindi Ortega has unveiled the video for "Liberty", the title track from her critically acclaimed three-part concept album. Shot in Nashville and directed by Travis Nicholson, executive producer on CMT’s ‘Still the King’, the atmospheric video pays tribute to old Western movies but with a modern twist. “It was important for me that we had wild horses in the video because, for me, wild horses represent ultimate freedom and liberation, as well as physical strength and beauty,” says Ortega.
Just released in North American to some of the best reviews of Ortega’s career, Liberty also contains the tracks "You Ain't Foolin' Me", "The Comeback Kid", and "Lovers In Love".
Liberty was recorded at Battle Tapes studio in Nashville and produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter). The album scales back the boot-stomping, throwback country approach that she's known for, instead polishing a set of music that reflects her Mexican lineage. Ortega and Wilson enhanced the sonic landscape with the help of Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy's signature harmonica and Nashville-based band Steelism, drawing on the epic work of Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, who became one of Ortega's musical obsessions during the writing and recording of Liberty.
Ortega wrote roughly half of the twelve tracks solo, and enlisted co-writers Aaron Raitiere, Bruce Wallace, and John Paul White (The Civil Wars) for the rest. The result is a three-part concept album reflecting loss, séance, resurrection and freedom.
Ortega is currently in the middle of a run of North American tour dates, with stops throughout Canada. Next month she will embark on an extensive world tour which, in addition to her headline dates, will support GRAMMY Award winner Jason Isbell on several dates of his European tour.
LINDI ORTEGA TOUR DATES
May 4 - Montreal, QC - L’Escogriffe
May 5 - Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club
May 6 - Burnstown, ON - Neat Coffee Shop
May 7 - Kitchener, ON - Centre In The Square
May 9 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club Theatre
May 10 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
May 11 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
May 12 - Kingston, ON - Queen’s Grad Club
Jun 2 - Dublin, IE - Grand Social
Jun 3 - Belfast, IE - Empire
Jun 5 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
Jun 6 - Glasgow, UK - Oran Mor
Jun 8 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
Jun 9 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell
Jun 11 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Jun 12 - Brighton, UK - Komedia
Jun 13 - Bristol, UK - Fleece
Jun 14 - London, UK - Garage
Jun 16 - Stockholm, SE - Sthlm Americana
Jun 17 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik w/ Jason Isbell
Jun 18 - Olso, SE - Cafe Mono
Jun 19 - Malmo, SE - Kulturbolaget w/ Jason Isbell
Jun 21 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg w/ Jason Isbell
Jun 23 - Copenhagen, DK - Komos Festival
Jun 24 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
Tickets on sale through Ortega’s website www.lindiortega.com