Rene Lopez has always melded different cultures and influences together to create his own fresh sound, and newly released EP Let’s Be Strangers Again certainly sticks to that ideal.
“NYC is such a melting pot,” says Lopez of his home city. “One of my favorite things to do is to just walk around this city where the people influence me everyday. The different music I hear from neighborhood to neighborhood… You go into my neighborhood where I have my studio in Williamsburg and all you hear blaring out of the windows is merengue. Just the diversity of New York influences me so much.”
Let’s Be Strangers Again is out today. Watch the official video for the album’s first single, “Midnight Love,” in the player below and look out for Lopez on a European tour with Joseph Arthur this fall.