Interview with Lālo Parade
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music, what would you be doing today?
Looking at my older brother's vinyl when I was a kid, I was fascinated with all the album covers, and when I had an opportunity to hear them – I knew I wanted to create music. If not for that, I'd be doing some creative (painting, design, etc...).
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I enjoy cooking while listening to what's new music that is trending on interwebs.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I am currently based out of Texas. I've always been surrounded by some music and, most importantly, open to hearing new stuff. Growing up, I really like the many amalgamations in my town. From Mexican corridos to punk (ATDI) is quite the spectrum. I keep always looking for something different. If not, I think I would get bored.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
311, lots of great energy and good vibes. Their shows are always so much fun. I want to be a part of something like that.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Get out and Tour!
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
I released a song called "Pop Love." I lost my father the day I came up with the music. I didn't know what to do and felt a lot of emotions. When I picked up the guitar, this riff just came out. Eight hours later, I had a complete song. Whenever I hear it, of course, it reminds me of Father and the impact it had on me, hearing the guitars. It's unique to me for him.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Love and good vibes!
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
I want to help others create music and possibly collaborate with other artists. I plan to release music every quarter.