Mexican-American artist David Ramirez has announced details of his fifth-album My Love Is A Hurricane and has shared the emphatic title-track.
Due for release on July 17th, David Ramirez’s new album arrives following the politically-charged 2017 LP We’re Not Going Anywhere.
Where Ramirez’s last album painted a picture of life in contemporary America through the lens of his own Mexican heritage, My Love Is A Hurricane is an even more personal and introspective affair; a ten-track collection charting the tumultuous, unpredictable journey of falling in and out of love, written over the course of such a relationship.
The album’s roots go back to the Summer of 2017, Ramirez had fallen in love with someone who, despite having only just met, felt incredibly familiar to him. “In past relationships, no matter how eager I was to feel loved and to give love, there had always been a hesitation to crawl out of my old life. I didn’t feel this,” he says. With that year’s We’re Not Going Anywhere LP soon to be released and followed by a period of touring across Europe and the US, Ramirez began to pen his next album and hopeful odes to new love spilled out. Halfway through writing the album, however, the relationship that had inspired a new burst of creativity in him ended up falling apart.
Instead of scrapping the songs, the Texan singer-songwriter began to channel all of his thoughts into words and it was this reflection that led Ramirez to the album’s title-song, ‘My Love Is A Hurricane’. Out today, Ramirez says of the single: “I was born in August of 1983 just days after Hurricane Alicia had hit my hometown of Houston. As my relationship began ripping at the seams, I started to think of this storm as a precursor to my being born,” he confides: “Was there something in the universe that imprinted a characteristic of chaos in my blood during my last few days in the womb? Was I destined to wreak havoc everywhere I went?” The news arrives following this year’s trio of singles–‘Lover, Will You Lead Me?’, ‘I Wanna Live In Your Bedroom’ and ‘Hallelujah, Love Is Real!’–which also feature on the album and are from the same studio sessions with Dallas-based producer Jason Burt (Leon Bridges, Sarah Jaffe).
On Saturday May 23rd, Ramirez will celebrate the record announcement with “All Request Live: A Celebration,” which will begin at 8pm CT via his YouTube and Facebook channels. Ramirez offers to fans, “At most shows, I shut down requests, but this Saturday all are welcome. Let’s be together again. I’ve missed you all terribly.”