Lido Pimienta makes beautiful music with complex, lush sonic landscapes. She also makes music that reflects her strength in her womanhood, in her activism, and in her independence. These two aspects are necessarily intertwined in her work.
In this episode, Lido shares the social issues that have been influencing her songwriting. She talks about living a hyphenated existence as a Colombian in Canada, celebrity politicians and activists, and more. She also tells us about her passion for beauty and the sublime.
“It’s more impactful and effective to deliver a strong message in a beautiful package…. I have so much against me that once you enter my work, once you listen to it, once you see it, it needs to be beautiful because I want you to stay with me.” – Lido Pimienta
Lido Pimienta – La Capacidad – La Papessa
NADINE– Peace in the Valley– Oh My
Tune-Yards – Look at Your Hands – I can feel you creep into my private life
Khruangbin – Maria Tambien – Con Todo El Mundo
Loma – Joy – Loma
Palehound – YMCA Pool – YMCA Pool
Soccer Mommy – Cool – Clean
Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (Single)
Photo: Ruthie Titus, courtesy of Lido Pimienta