Under the moniker of Loyal Lobos, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Andrea Silva mines memories of a childhood growing up in the countryside of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, and her experiences as a young adult to create poetic, painterly music that makes sweeping allusions to love, sexuality, and femininity.
In the aftermath of failed relationships, and while sofa surfing and seeking solace, Silva began to write songs that depict love and heartbreak but refuse to slip into the inertia of all-consuming sadness. The resultant tracks are laced with harmonic and textural details that help to underscore a far-reaching and complex sense of loss, reflection, and recovery. As with many great songwriters, this specificity is used as a way to explore emotional themes that resonate both deeply and broadly. “I enjoy feeling sad as much as feeling happy,” explains Silva. “People forget that being sad is so important, we just neglect it. It strips you naked and you lose your ego, and that’s when you are faced with reality. Almost all of my songs are a snapshot of a meaningful period in my life.”
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