On her fantastic new album, Lindsay Lou navigates us through the labyrinth of her soul, where you’ll find not just a singer, but a storyteller and guide with a different outlook. Guests include Billy Strings and Jerry Douglas.
In the ever-expanding world of Nashville's music scene, Lindsay Lou stands out as a special talent. Her voice possesses a mesmerizing quality, capable of conveying a spectrum of emotions, from sweet serenity to profound ache, piercing the very core of the soul. Born into a lineage of blue-collar workers and free spirits, Lou's inspired ride has been marked by authenticity and a deep resonance with her roots.
Whether basking in the radiant sunsets of Tennessee or delving into the rich soil of her Midwest upbringing, Lou possesses a remarkable ability to infuse immediacy into matters of the heart and philosophical introspection. Her latest album, Queen Of Time, captures a new dimension of ethereal beauty, showing herself to be an enigmatic figure capable of sharing herself with the world while preserving a mystic sense of inner self.
The album's beginnings trace back to a profound moment in Lou's life, where she embarked on a hallucinogenic ritual that manifested the sacred feminine before her very eyes. It was a revelation, an awakening that whispered to her that she was meant to embody this divine essence. This experience would serve as her guiding light through the tumultuous waters of grief and change. The journey was tumultuous indeed, marked by the loss of her beloved grandmother, the dissolution of her marriage, and the disorienting chaos of the COVID-19 lockdowns. It was amidst this maelstrom that Lou ventured into the arena of self-discovery and healing, guided by the wisdom gleaned from her mystical encounter.
Her new album digs into this transformative pilgrimage across ten tracks of hauntingly beautiful music. Lou's raw, emotive vocals are accompanied by a stellar cast of guest musicians, including Billy Strings and Jerry Douglas. The album is a celebration of love and loss, a testament to the art of not just surviving, but thriving amidst the complexities of the human experience.
Raised by a coal-miner father and a grandmother who transformed from teacher to Rainbow Gathering healer, Lindsay Lou's musical path was destined to be anything but ordinary. She honed her unique style as the frontwoman of Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, and as a part of the Michigan supergroup Sweet Water Warblers, alongside Rachael Davis and May Erlewine. These experiences explored the terrain of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and soulful pop, plumbing the depths of each genre.