Lisa Morales releases music video for “Freedom”
Mexican-American singer and songwriter Lisa Morales is proud to release her new single “Freedom”, which is out now. This is the first single from his highly anticipated third solo album, She Ought To Be King. The Texas-based artist calls on people to come together in these stressful personal and political times. She claims human rights and paints daily portraits of the pressures of motherhood and femininity.
In “Freedom,” Morales sings about the power to love yourself like a mother and speak out when we see injustices. The message: just love your neighbor. Morales says: “Women and children can no longer be mistreated. We can’t turn back anymore because human beings are not OK. African Americans can no longer be treated as if they don’t belong, Mexicans are Americans! Asian Americans are Americans! LGBTQ must be respected! “
The single is produced by acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Garza. “Freedom” stars Santana co-founder Gregg Rolie, who plays the organ and provides backing vocals. It also features bassist Tim Lefebvre, keyboardist Rachel Eckroth and drummer Beth Goodfellow. It was recorded at the famous Sonic Ranch recording studio in Tornillo, Texas, which gave Morales a secluded and creative environment to focus on making music.
“Freedom” is just a taste of the upcoming album and maintains the high level of emotional frankness Morales established on his early solo efforts Beautiful Mistake and Luna Negra & the Daughter of the Sun. His solo albums have won ecstatic reviews universally. Lone Star Music called Beautiful Mistake “… one of the most beautiful records to be released all year … an absolutely devastating and breathtaking work of art”. From her second outing, Rolling Stone called her “… one of the most versatile artists to watch.” The latest album revealed her Mexican heritage, both in poetic and lyrical rhythm, weaving the Spanish that sets her apart stylistically.
Like her cousin Linda Ronstadt, Lisa and her sister Roberta grew up in a musical family in Tucson, Arizona, learning to play traditional Mexican music while developing a variety of musical tastes before moving to Texas. She has recorded six albums with Sisters Morales, the beloved sibling duo in which she teamed up with Roberta, who died of cancer in August 2021.
It’s been about a year since the last election, which has shown how the country is focusing more on our differences and our struggles, rather than on what unites us and connects us positively. Morales concludes on ‘Freedom’ by saying, ‘It’s a very simple message. Love each other, be kind, do what’s right, be honorable, and help each other. Catch Morales on tour now as she performs “Freedom” alongside more new and classic material.
Watch the new clip here: