DEBUT ALBUM WYOMING DUE NOVEMBER 11TH
Portuguese artist Adriana Caldas de Barros a.k.a. Nana Lourdes shares the third offering from her debut album Wyoming due November 11th with the song “Fuck Up Person.” Describing the synth-pop track, Nana says, “My comfort zone is fuck you songs, I guess I’m a really bitter person. Wouldn’t be a Nana Lourdes record without one. By now I have nothing but contempt for them, and I just had the need to write something cheeky about it.” The new single follows the first two offerings from Wyoming “Horse Girl” and “Sausalito.”
Wyoming was written, produced, and mixed by Nana Lourdes. She had never visited the U.S. before writing the album and got the first spark of inspiration for Wyoming from an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians where the family travels out to Wyoming. Nana was immediately fascinated by the juxtaposition of the Kardashians standing against the rural backdrop and the album conceptually and visually plays off this idea. Serving as an analogy for the addictive nature of celebrity culture, Wyoming is a concept record about a toxic romance, following a couple as they drive from California to Wyoming and spiral into an on-again, off-again relationship. Nana sees this as an apt metaphor for her relationship to pop culture obsessions. “Guilty pleasures can feel familiar and comfortable, whether it brings you pleasure or pain,” she explains. Sonically, Wyoming folds in elements of country and folk, yacht rock, disco house, and electro-funk.
Nana’s fascination with American pop culture stems back to growing up in a small town of ~800 people, where “there’s nothing to do, so you find other peoples’ lives more interesting,” she says. As a kid living in Portugal, she never saw a path toward having a career in music. Later, while attending film school, a film audio class finally gave her the push of confidence to pursue songwriting and production. She started releasing music in 2020 with stand-out singles “R.D.L.“and “Kenny” and more recently shared the track “Benighted Enlightened.”
Listen to “Fuck Up Person” and pre-order/save Wyoming above, check out album artwork below and stay tuned for more from Nana Lourdes very soon.
November 11, 2022
1. Sunrise Blue
3. Buckley Horse Race Machine 1937
4. Horse Girl
5. Cowgirl Makes Me Cry (Interlude)
6. Cowgirl Makes Me Cry
7. Lady Luck
9. Fuck Up Person
10. Thinking About You
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