Loyal Lobos is the moniker for LA-based singer and songwriter Andrea Silva. Drawing on influences as diverse as the hazy melancholy of Mazzy Star and Nick Drake, the melodrama of Colombian telenovelas and her memories of a childhood, Silva writes raw, alt-folk songs that break convention.
Mining personal experience to create image-rich tracks that make sweeping allusions to love, sexuality and femininity, Loyal Lobos discards simplistic pop narratives and traditional folk story arcs. She uses sounds and words that conjure images, textures and situations specific to her life. And yet – as with many great songwriters – this specificity is used as a way to explore emotional themes that resonate both deeply and broadly.