RTP: Did a real event in your life inspire the song “Lasso?”
GL: The concept is based off of relationships where you’re very much passionately involved but you know you should probably leave, but you’re stuck. I’ve been there before and I think it’s something a lot of people can relate to.
RTP: What is something you want people to take away from the video and the song?
GL: I really liked director Patrick Broderick’s vision for the video. That was all him. I love the “rope dance” interspersed with the male couple’s heated argument. Patrick had a cool, artsy concept that reflected the sonic elements I was going for in the music. I hope that the imagery and musical soundscape connect with people.
RTP: Where did you shoot the driving scenes of the video?
GL: The scenes were shot at Big Sky Ranch, which is a movie ranch in Simi Valley, CA. Parts of Westworld, Coming to America and Little House On the Prairie were shot there.
RTP: What’s been your favorite part of the studio process when recording a song?
GL: It varies from song to song. Sometimes it’s the songwriting, sometimes it’s the performance or production. With “Lasso,” I really enjoyed playing with the soundscape of adding ’60s electric guitars with slap-back delay and tremolo juxtaposed with modern 808s and gritty distorted bass. The song was fun to sing, too.
RTP: Is there anything you want the audience to know about your music?
GL: I hope people check out “Lasso” and other songs of mine on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube. And share if you like!
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