Lindi Ortega: “Little Lie”
What might you expect from a back-up singer who primarily works with Brandon Flowers, the lead singer of The Killers? Indie-rock? Pop-punk, even? For Lindi Ortega, the answer is a bit more complicated. Ortega’s music is a mixture of jazz and country. Her back-up work keeps her on the road most of the year, but she’s found the time to record and release her third album on June 7, titled Little Red Boots.
Ortega got her start as a folk artist in the Toronto music scene, where she toiled for a decade as “Toronto’s best kept secret.” As the daughter of a Mexican father and a Northern Irish mother, Ortega’s no stranger to an eclectic mix of genres.
Little Red Boots is a culmination of years of touring, playing, and learning music. The songs are widely divergent – the title track a mixture of rock and folk, “Blue Bird” veering towards bluegrass, and “Little Lie” full of rockabilly stomp and Dolly Parton-like swagger. She’s got no plans yet for a tour – she’s still singing for Brandon Flowers – but no doubt she’ll step out into the spotlight before long.