Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Russian Red - Loving Strangers
Russian Red is the pseudonym of Lourdes Hernández (Madrid, 1985), indie and folk singer-songwriter.
Known by many as the Spanish Feist, in reference to the Canadian singer-songwriter who inspires her in many of her attitudes on the microphone, Hernández—who writes and sings all of her compositions in English—states that she sings in that language instinctively because she has always listened to music in English. Her voice and performing style are also reminiscent of the childlike and simple, poetic approach utilized by California singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom.
With the release of her first album "I love your glasses" Russian red became well-known and popular in Spain. In late 2010, Russian Red signed with Octubre of Sony Music Spain. In May 2011, she released her second album "Fuerteventura." At the same time, she toured in Asia including China, Taiwan and Korea. She also published a duet with Elvis Presley of his song "Love me tender" in the special Spanish edition of the album "Viva Elvis". "Fuerteventura" was recorded in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne, Mogwai).