On Oct. 14, Colombian singer-songwriter Laura Lizcano will release a collection of songs sung in both English and Spanish as her second full-length album, Daughter of the Sea.
Daughter of the Sea album art // Photo by Maya Dixon, Art by Lucía Morales
"I connected to this book because I felt that at its core, it was talking about the role of Colombian women as the holder-inners, the ones that carry the family burdens quietly" explains Lizcano. "So I borrowed and rearranged some phrases that really called to me amidst all the “chaos” going on in the book and built my own narrative around it: A woman who’s had enough, who steps into her power and becomes someone new."
"I wrote "Quiet Love" when I discovered my first gray hair. I’ve always had a difficult relationship with my body and I’ve been afraid of aging, so I really wanted to change the narrative here and I wrote this song as a love letter to myself," says Lizcano.
"Blood Is Thicker Than Water"
"I was thinking about the idea that biologically, life began in the ocean and therefore, in our biological ancestral lineage, we all come from the water and I found so much solace in that. I am so much more than what is “predetermined” for me. And we’re all so much more than what is predetermined for us. So I really wanted to make this song not just for me, but for all the people who feel like they don’t belong in their own families — who have to pretend or play a character."
Stream Full Daughter of the Sea LP [for media use ONLY]
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Caos // 4:13
Interlude i // 0:39
Quiet Love // 3:18
Fire // 5:51
Interlude ii // 2:32
Gravity // 3:16
Blood // 3:16
Interlude iii //2:29
Nada Quer Perder // 3:20
Aching // 4:23
Interlude iv // 1:50
Major Tom // 3:50
Personnel: Laura Lizcano (vocals), Silas Irvine (piano and keyboards), Joe Plowman (bass), Gusten Rudolph (drums), Dariel Peniazek (guitar and tres).
Daedalus Quartet (interludes and tracks 4, 5, and 8): Min-Young Kim and Matilda Kaul (violins), Jessica Thompson (viola)Thomas Kraines (cello)
String Quartet Arrangements: Interludes by Erin Busch, “Blood Is Thicker Than Water” - Erin Busch, “Gravity” - Sam Bishoff, “Major Tom” - Nick Lombardelli
Recording: Recorded at Treacle Mine Recording in Philadelphia, PA by Michael Cumming, Mixed and Mastered by Michael Cumming
Art: Photography - Maya Dixon, MUA - Arden Gill, Graphic Design - Lucía Morales
About Laura Lizcano
Laura Lizcano // Photo by Maya Dixon