Christian Lopez has released his third studio album The Other Side produced by Robert Adam Stevenson (Jeff Beck, Queens Of The Stone-age, Johnny Depp), after four years.
A collection of 12 electic songs that veer from sprightly indie-rock to brutally vulnerable ballads, The Other Side is the sound of a man who knows precisely who he is. Songs include: Nothing Wrong, Sip Of Mine, Sick Of Me, Feel The Same,Tanglin, The Other Side ,Who You Really Are, Miss Me Too, I Don’t Mind, Finish What You Started, Blows My Mind (To You), Braver.
Now 26, he’s excised the trappings of a youth run wild and all but killed the ego that can undermine the evolution of an artist. “Take the blade from my hand and do what I can’t: cut me down,” Lopez pleads in the slow-burning “Tanglin’.”
He doubles down on that sentiment of transformation in the brooding title track: “I’m gonna go to the woods and come out the other side,” he sings over and over again like a mantra.
“This album is a product of the strength I had to walk away from everything I knew,” Lopez says. “I had to start fresh on my own.”
“If I want my music to last in the world, I have to stay as authentic as possible, and that means not compromising or being boxed in.
That also applies to just being a human. Wherever that leads me, I’m sure that’ll be the place that I was meant to be, both musically and mentally.”– Christian Lopez
will be celebrating the new release tonight (October 8) in Washington DC at 9:30 club along with Boy Named Banjo. Lopez will continue touring this fall and winter.