Interview~ Lola of ‘Lola Black’~ “Music is my heart and that’s what actually keeps me ticking.”
Denver, CO based Heavy Rock Band LOLA BLACK has released their dark music video for their cover of the 1990 CONCRETE BLONDE classic single, “Bloodletting.” Originally premiered on Dread Central, “Bloodletting” will be available through The Label Group / INgrooves Music Group on Día de Muertos, Nov 1st, Day Of The Dead.
Ignite had the pleasure of asking a few question to Lola and we learned so much from her and the band…check it out!!
- Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?
Hey! I’m Lola from Lola Black (vocals). We are from Denver, Colorado and have been making the sweet jams for a while now. Time seems to fly when you are having fun…I suppose.
- What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?
I’ve always just naturally been into music. My earliest memories all involve some kind of music. Something even as simple as a commercial jingle will strike feelings for me. Music is my heart and that’s what actually keeps me ticking.
- So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?
Our newest release was early November and is our spin on Concrete Blonde’s “Bloodletting” (Vampire Song). We paired it with a video for the debut. Before that in late 2018 early 2019 we released our full length album “Nothing’s gonna be alright “. Followed up with videos for two singles off the album, “Nothing’s gonna be alright” and “All in”.
- If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing?
I don’t know. Maybe makeup artistry for the deceased.
What is the weirdest or funniest question you have ever been asked?
I was asked to sign someone’s butthole. That was weird…but I kinda set myself up for it. I just didn’t think anyone would take me up on it.
- If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?
Hopefully it’s that I’m a nice person. My face can be deceiving. RBF runs in my family and I can’t rip my face off. Sorry. I promise, I’m actually a really friendly person. I’m just a little shy.
- On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)
I can’t compare the two. The newest single is a cover and it doesn’t belong to me. I try to not to compare myself to others.
- What do you feel is the best song your have release to date and why?
I’m still in love with the whole “Nothing’s gonna be alright” album. I can’t pick a favorite song and that’s never happened. I genuinely love them all. I have never felt so proud of a whole body of work. I really thank our producers Bob Marlette and Sahaj Ticotin for that. Their knowledge and support really helped to shape my growth as an artist as a whole. That’s a big deal!
- Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?
Of course! I’m always learning. I achieve that by trying to keep an open mind and accepting that I don’t know everything. I’m not trying to be the best singer. I just want to be me and do what I enjoy.
- If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?
Very few know that I used to dance in a Hula/Tahitian group in my early years. I loved it so much. I know, it’s pretty random but true.
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
I would be the blackest black crayon of all time. I mean… I am Lola Black afterall!
Who are you inspired by?
Everything and everyone!
What’s an average day like for you?
I wake up and piss excellence. Then I follow it up with a bitchen day full of rad shit. Usually ending it all by passing out with my phone on my face and a handful of melted peanut m&m’s.
- Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
Like I said before I’m a pretty friendly person. Just a little bit shy. Come find me after a show at merch for free sweaty hugs and smiles.
- Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
Not so much perfomance anxiety but anxiety in general. It sucks but living in Colorado helps if you catch my drift.
- Tell me about your favorite performance venues
The Gothic Theatre here in Colorado is my favorite because it’s my home. I grew up there and I have some history with the place.
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Be the best you and not a second rate someone else.