Published Mar 27, 2018Lindi Ortega's fifth album Liberty is inspired by Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Unlike her traditional country albums, Ortega's concept album, recorded in Nashville with Skylar Wilson, fits a three-act structure where each act has a separate and distinct temperament.
She creates an overall theme with a character at the heart of the story, involving a battle between darkness and light, starting with despondency and ending with the rejoice of a heavenly and angelic confidence in a blaze of triumph. The instrumental track, "Through the Dust," has a consistent, but slightly varying timbre that behaves as an overture and interlude. This Canadian country songstress writes and sings in Spanish about love on "Pablo," which is heavily influenced by her Mexican heritage and her husband.
Ortega's musical composition revels in an outlaw spirit, echoed vocal acoustics and a Spanish waltz. She masters the equilibrium and stability amid light and dark, which is regularly touched on in her earlier works. (Independent)