Portuguese artist Adriana Caldas de Barros a.k.a. Nana Lourdes announces her debut album Wyoming due November 11th. The forthcoming album was written, produced, and mixed by Nana Lourdes. Along with the album’s announcement, Lourdes shares the lead single “Sausalito” along with a visualizer. “This is one of the first songs I made for Wyoming.” Lourdes notes, “I wanted to make something that you can kind of dance to, that kind of just drives your body. Something where the kick and the bass sound amazing through the wall. I was watching a Fleetwood Mac documentary and I learned they made Rumours at a studio in Sausalito. I thought it was the coolest name ever. It had a ring to it and a song in it.”
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.
Lourdes adds more about “Sausalito” and the world the album lives in, “It would probably be easier to fly from California to Wyoming but driving just sounds more romantic. A road trip has to start somewhere, and in this universe Record Plant is still operating and I’m in there writing what I don’t know yet but will end up being this record; I need a break and want to take it with who Wyoming is about. Now I’m just waiting for them to pick me up from Sausalito.”