Lisa Morales, originally from Tucson, cousin of Linda Ronstadt, provides a strong statement about a woman’s power and place with her new single ‘She Ought To Be King.’ It is the title track on her latest album.
Declared “one of the most multi-faceted artists to watch” by Rolling Stone, Morales — who herself produced fellow-Texan Hayes Carll’s debut album Flowers and Liquor — handed the production reins to producer and multi-instrumentalist David Garza (Fiona Apple, Sharon Van Etten) for She Ought To Be King, recorded along the Mexican border of Texas at Sonic Ranch Studio.
As a prolific “storyteller” (Albuquerque Journal) and an artist who “knows her way around a song” (Rodney Crowell), Lisa Morales is a woman who knows her time has come.
On her third solo album She Ought to Be King, Lisa Morales once again affirms her stature as a world-class singer-songwriter, with a distinctive perspective and a remarkable capacity for looking both inward and outward. The Texas-based artist draws deeply resonant insights from her own experiences navigating the storms of life and making sense of the complex landscape of relationships.
She Ought to Be King continues the creative evolution that’s produced Morales’ singularly compelling body of recordings. Singing in English, Spanish and Spanglish, she matches her revelatory lyrics with an expansive musical vision that draws upon an eclectic range of stylistic influences to create music of rare emotional depth.