Lola Kristine Unveils ‘Chapter 1: Rose Colored Glasses’ From Highly Anticipated Upcoming Album
The Laguna Beach songwriter showcases her unique indie folk, country-esque style with two captivating singles, “California Cowboy” and “You and Me”
LAGUNA BEACH, CA (September 22, 2023) – Chapter 1: Rose Colored Glasses is a significant milestone for Lola Kristine as she takes listeners on a personal journey into her world. Offering a fresh sound that blends elements of pop, adult contemporary, Americana, R&B, and country rock, this chapter sets the stage for a heartfelt story of redemption, exploring themes of falling in love, romance, and new beginnings. With her soulful voice and captivating lyrics, Lola Kristine invites the audience to experience the magic and vulnerability of love.
The first tease of her upcoming album CHAPTERS, Chapter 1 consists of two standout singles, “California Cowboy” and “You and Me”. “California Cowboy” introduces listeners to Lola’s enchanting storytelling, as she shares her experience of falling in love too fast. The song, which started as a sweet love song on the piano, evolves into a country rock anthem, showcasing Lola’s versatility as an artist. “If you need any help with the imagery of what a California Cowboy looks like, think silk pajamas with a Bass Pro Shop trucker hat and a Bud Light on ice. Classy yet down-home country,” says Lola Kristine. “Being a Midwestern transplant to California myself, you can see why I fell head over heels.”
“You and Me” takes on a cozy and sweet R&B groove, creating the perfect backdrop for a romantic morning with a lover. With its soulful, cute, and dreamy vibe, the song captures the essence of Lola Kristine’s unique style. “Falling in love can be a pretty addicting feeling. I know I have been blinded by it many times. I’d find myself getting swept up in the idea of someone, rather than the person that is actually in front of me,” says Lola , remarking on some of the inspiration behind the songs.
Scheduled for release on September 22, 2023, Chapter 1: Rose Colored Glasses will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms as fans and general listeners alike can look forward to immersing themselves in Lola Kristine’s heartfelt storytelling and soulful melodies. With ‘Chapter 1’, Lola Kristine sets the stage for an album that promises to captivate and inspire. “The songs on Chapter One really capture the innocent, sweet, starry-eyed mood of a fresh romance,” says Lola Kristine of the new release. “I wrote them at a time when life sent me a very potent muse. Little did I know during those first precious moments with him that this man would unearth so much within me and be a major catalyst for transformation in my life.”
Soulful songstress, Lola Kristine, is taking listeners on a personal journey into her world with the songs on her upcoming album, CHAPTERS. After two successful EP releases, Lola decided to take on the challenge of creating a full-length album. Stepping into the role of primary producer and songwriter for this project, Lola will be sharing a more intimate experience of her soul’s expression than ever before. The album is broken up into five chapters that tell a heartfelt story of redemption. Beginning with her experience of falling in love too fast and getting her heart broken yet again after a painful divorce, the album then dives deeper beneath the surface into the heart of the wild woman. Chapter 3 represents a major turnaround in Lola’s life as she began to reconnect with herself and reclaim her power. Finding true healing within opened the door for a new kind of relationship to emerge. The listener is then invited to feel the purity of a joy-filled romance, where it’s safe to be who you are. The final chapter brings us onto a new shore, beyond the illusion of painful stories of the past. Lola’s album rings out with a clear message: True love will set us free.
About Lola Kristine:
Lola Kristine is a singer, pianist and songwriter based in Laguna Beach, California. Known as “the little girl with the big voice,” Lola has been staggering audiences her whole life with the depth of soul she possesses in both her timeless songwriting and penetrating singing. Hearing her sing feeds your soul and reconnects you with what is right in the world.
From humble beginnings in St. Louis, Missouri, Lola has taken her music across the country, touring with noted musicians such as Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, James Taylor), Jeff Haynes (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) and bass virtuoso Michael Manring. She has collaborated with artists from all over the world, including Kinobe (Uganda) in a series sponsored by American Voices. In 2022, a live video of Lola performing went viral on TikTok, hitting 4.5M views which boosted her online presence. She is gaining notoriety amidst legendary rockstars such as Mick Fleetwood and Don Cromwell of Air Supply.
She is currently living in Southern California, where she can be found performing at venues and clubs all up and down the coast.
Lola has also gained notoriety as a songwriter and original artist. She was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Wildflower! Songwriting Competition in Richardson, Texas. She was chosen as “Artist of the Week” in Coming Up Magazine in May 2017. Her debut EP has received recognition from Los Angeles music blogs, local radio play and placement on prominent Spotify playlists. Her song “Bring My Baby Back to Me” was a selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Her 2020 album project From Darkness to Light gained international attention with top plays in UK and Indonesia. Each single was accompanied by a blog post. In 2022, Lola collaborated with long time friend Justin Froese on a project called “Willow and the Wave.” They released an album of meditative and inspiring pieces.
When off the stage, Lola works as a studio musician: session singing, arranging, coaching and playing keyboard. She has worked with Grammy-award winning producers. You can hear her voice on Season 5 Episode 3 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Ava Sharpe’s voice singing “Poison” on the CW network. She was featured on Todd Mosby’s Open Waters (winner of ZMR’s Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) produced by Will Ackerman. She also plays a unique new instrument called the handpan and is a sponsored Novapans artist.
Lola is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Webster University with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. When she is not performing, Lola coaches, teaches private lessons and holds workshops. She also loves surfing and yoga.
Lola’s true passion lies in the healing art of music. She first fell in love with music in the church. Her music is the most pure form of her soul’s expression. Her desire is to use music as a unifying and activating force. She is finding ways to bridge her passion for music with the causes she believes in. Lola wrote ‘Power of the People’ inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, premiering it at a protest in Anaheim, CA. She created a music video with footage from the protest that was then featured in Voice of OC news. Lola’s powerful song ‘We Are One’ was featured on lran TV Network as part of the Woman Life Freedom movement in 2022.
Her next project, entitled CHAPTERS, will be released over the coming months. This is the first full-length album she has written and produced as a solo artist.
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