The home of the Madrid singer Lourdes Hernández, known by her stage name, Russian Red, has been sunny Los Angeles for a few years now. The house of movie stars with its walk of fame, endless skyscrapers and its Old Hollywood-style restaurants has conquered the heart of Hernández, who has explored new artistic and personal paths there.
The artist with intense red lips - the ones that gave her name to her artistic pseudonym - however, attends us from New Orleans: "I had never been there and wanted to visit it, I took advantage of the fact that Jenny Lewis was playing here and I came with my boy", Explain. She is referring to the architect and musician Zack Leigh, whom she married in 2016 in a 20th-century church that is now her home.
The Spanish artist who moved away from her musical career six years ago to head into the world of the big screen has returned this summer with the single This is a volcano. An empowered roar in which she explores concepts such as desire. "It is inspired by the erotic, by connecting with a certain feeling of innocence and curiosity at any age and by European cities that are on the sea," he says, announcing that in September he plans to release another song and, perhaps later, a PS.
From Los Angeles, Lourdes adores its energy and discovers her favorite corners for La Vanguardia to enjoy the essence of the city of stars like a true local.
The first stop on this route is in his neighborhood, Los Feliz, a quiet area that sits on a hillside and is brimming with creativity from its neighbors, many of whom are artists. Right there, Hernández frequently visits the All Time restaurant, which has a quiet interior patio and serves local food of all kinds.
"To walk my dog Chula and run into Miranda July -one of my favorite artists- I always go to the Silver Lake Reservoir," says the singer. A reservoir located near the heart of the city where you can take a walk and, incidentally, spot famous actors.
The last stop on the tour is always for dancing. Hernández adores the 'vibe' of the Short Stop venue in Echo Park, which has a wide lineup of DJs and, if a family member or friend decides to visit her, the artist always takes them to Chateau Marmont, where she enjoys the views and a good drink. .