Rene Lopez Watch + Share: “Love Has No Mercy” Video
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Love Has No Mercy EP Out October 21st
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10/23: New York, NY @ The Slipper Room
“The dance-friendly track is an easy listen…” – Baeblemusic
“If you were a fan of “Get Lucky” […], this one is for you…” – Vibe
“Rene Lopez has always melded different cultures and influences together to create his own fresh sound…” – Paste Magazine
Photo credit: Dan Monick
NYC musician Rene Lopez will release his new EP, Love Has No Mercy on October 21st via Liberation Label. Whilst Rene’s earlier records have flirted with every genre from Latin soul to rock & roll, the seven tracks on Love Has No Mercy are a decidedly more dance-friendly affair. The record, which incorporates the sanguine Latin influences of his previous albums & interjects them with healthy doses of disco & funk, seems tailor-made for both impromptu house parties & late nights at the club.
Love Has No Mercy’s title track, which features vocals from NYC powerhouse Carol C, is equal parts Chic & Giorgio Moroder: a siren song of synthed-out futuristic disco that swings with a certain effortlessness that brings to mind nu-disco hits as much as old-school Donna Summer. Rene has now dropped the simultaneously fun & sensual accompanying video, which premiered today with Baeblemusic, and is available below.
Click image above to watch the “Love Has No Mercy” video
Clocking in at just under 30 minutes, Love Has No Mercy is a remarkably slick statement of intent. Tracks like “Lovegod” & “City Streets are Dead Tonight” pulse with the same kind of subdued electro-funk that made early Prince & Rick James tracks so eternally irresistible. For Rene, the tracks represent a natural musical evolution- a move from the sweaty rock & Latin grooves of his previous albums to a place located firmly on the dancefloor.
A native New Yorker (and the son of renowned salsa musician Rene Lopez, Sr.), Rene grew up absorbing the non-stop musical melting pot that the city had to offer, eventually channeling those influences into his own music. A jazz-trained drummer & multi-instrumentalist, he recorded with a variety of band projects (The Authority, Extra Virgin) before taking wing as a solo artist, eventually perfecting a style that he came to refer to as E.L.S. (Electric Latin Soul).
Stay tuned for more news from Rene Lopez coming soon!