One thing is for certain, you can’t place Dianna Lopez in a box. Today, the shapeshifting, Brooklyn-based, Afro-indigenous, rising indie musician unveils her new single titled “Nerves.” The airy genre-bending track explores the nerve-racking courage it takes to rebel against someone and/or society’s expectations of you and the freedom that comes with finally doing so. The release arrives alongside a sultry visual that showcases a blissfully free and unrehearsed Lopez on a horse ranch in Upstate, New York, putting her innermost euphoric self on full display.
Speaking on the track, Dianna said, “I wrote Nerves during a transformational time, where I realized that I don’t ever have to succumb to other people’s expectations or image of who they think I am. “Nerves” is about tapping into the deepest parts of yourself in order to truly feel free.”
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Raised in Rockland County, NY, by an extremely musical family, Dianna Lopez was exposed to a wide range of music at an early age. Her father, a DJ in the Bronx, would often play smooth jazz or Sade, while her mother would fill the home with Donna Summer and other old-school funky tracks. Her interest in music led Lopez to join her church choir at an early age, but it wasn’t until she attended SUNY Purchase that she began recording her own music from her dorm. Her distinct style lies somewhere at the intersection of indie rock and experimental music with elements of avant-pop and R&B. Over the past few years, Lopez has started to make her stamp in the indie space by releasing projects with singles like “Euphoria,” going on tour with rising talents like UMI, and gradually growing her online fan base resulting in nearly 80K followers on Instagram, over 60K monthly Spotify listeners and over 4 million streams total, and praise from Office Magazine and NPR.
With her ethereal, trance-like production style and stream-of-consciousness writing, Lopez hopes to release music that carries messages that can provide spiritual healing to others, her own form of ‘Medicine Music.’