Guest Room Sessions: Christian Lopez, ‘Seven Spanish Angels’
Christian Lopez of the Christian Lopez Band is back for the July installment of the Guest Room Sessions. This month, the singer-songwriter performs "Seven Spanish Angels" in an ... uh, interesting ... location: a laundry room.
Lopez teamed up with friend Matt Haeck for July's Guest Room Sessions video. They chose to sing the Ray Charles and Willie Nelson hit from 1984 in Haeck's laundry room because, as Lopez tells The Boot, "not only did it provide an interesting look, but the acoustics were actually impressive."
"We clamped an iPhone to a closet door and just started playing," he continues. "We had a great time, and we hope you enjoy."
"Seven Spanish Angels," written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, was Charles' most successful hit on the country charts; it nabbed the top slot and spent a total of 12 weeks on the charts. And the song was a fun choice for Lopez and Haeck: Though they're much younger than Charles and Nelson were when the song was recorded, their musicality shines as they tell the story of an outlaw, his lover and their ultimate demise.
"I've been a fan of his for a while, and I've always admired his voice, so I was glad to have him join me," Lopez says of Haeck, adding, "We chose this classic song because we obviously love it, but also because it's a bold choice. And we like making bold moves."
Lopez has performed for several Guest Room Sessions, with artists such as Sister Hazel and banjo player Chelsea McBee. His Dave Cobb-produced record Onward is available for download via iTunes and Amazon, and is also available for purchase via the Christian Lopez Band’s website.