With her powerful and pure vocals, rising Canadian alt-country star Lindi Ortega is making her mark on the music world. Her new album, Little Red Boots, which was released this past summer, is comprised of her own particular blend of old school outlaw country, new school pop country and rock n’ roll. In her own words, it’s a “a roadside motel love affair between old school outlaws and country darlings.”
Lyrically, on Little Red Boots, Ortega concerns herself with issues of love and self-expression. On “Black Flies” she explores the twisted nature of the former, despairingly acknowledging that the reality of making a relationship work is sometimes less pretty that it seems on the surface. She sings: “If you say it, I’ll believe it/I don’t care if you don’t mean a word.”
Already drawing comparisons to Country greats like Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, Lindi Ortega‘s beautiful voice and strong songwriting (not to mention her looks) set her apart from the crowd.