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Original Acoustic tracks With Heart-Driven and Distinct Passionate Vocals.
Lynette grew up in the high desert of New Mexico and brings to her music the fiery passion of her Mexican-American roots, along with a sense of adventure forged from years living abroad, including three continents before settling in New Zealand.
The 14-tracks on her debut CD release, ‘Lyrics In My Head’ are a testament to a long journey of self-discovery. The tracks resonate with the universal pangs of heartbreak, loss, growth, new-found clarity, love and joy.
The songs are powerful, yet subtle. Easing their way into your heart and mind through the pureness of the message and the honest vocal delivery.
"My music is personal, but I believe the messages are universal. These songs are heart-driven, by which I mean that I never picked up the guitar with the intention to write a certain way or a certain theme. The songs happened, with virtually no force of will. They were meant to be written and most importantly, meant to be shared."
Lynette teams with Christchurch-based musician/engineer, Andrew Morriss for the album production. Morriss' deft guitar work compliments each song.
Lynette Diaz is an American/New Zealand Singer-Songwriter with a voice and style that evokes flashes of female folk singers of the 60’s. while writing contemporary themes of Universal love and dignity.
The single, 'Angel' is a collaborative inspiration by New Zealand songwriters, Lynette Diaz and the late, Pete Love.
"Angel is a song that speaks from the heart of despair. It's a lamentation for help from within and beyond oneself. It's a call to the Divine. Pete Love wrote the bones of 'Angel' and played it during one of our practice sessions. We continued to work on the song that evening, including washing out some of the overly long instrumental breaks (Pete being notorious for long lead guitarist breaks) and simplifying the structure. It was a song that spoke to us deeply, and we played it at each gig." (Lynette)
In January 2012, Lynette and Pete went into studio and laid the guitar and their main vocal parts down for 'Angel'. In a bit of coincidence, recording the song at Angels Gate Studio. Irish-born/New Zealand-based singer-songwriter, Diana Hickey, was brought in as another voice in the Angel choir. "Our intention was to finish the song soon after the initial session, but Pete also began work on his solo debut Cd and was busy recording some of those songs in the proceeding months. I was also working on some solo projects and so a few months ticked by." (Lynette)
Pete passed away after a brief sudden illness in June 2012 at the age of 45. This very soulful, enigmatic, kind-hearted, gregarious man left his mark on the Christchurch community, and it was not only fitting but absolute that this song be completed.
For the final recording session, Christchurch-based cellist, Nicole Reddington, was integral in providing the hauntingly sublime final "voice" in the song's choir. Mixing and mastering of the single was completed by Kevin Allison at Angels Gate.
This song is dedicated to our Angel, Pete Love.
'Me For You, You For Me' was born from a Universal understanding of community and dignity. One person can make a difference in the world and many of us, resonating with the spirit of kindness, social and moral justice, create positive large-scale changes.
Original song written for the CD, 'Merging Landscapes' - Songs of Community (2010) Recorded: Night Shift Studios (Christchurch, NZ); Engineer: Arnie Van Bussel Writer/Composer/Vocals: Lynette Diaz; Guitar: Graham Wardrop; Backing Vocals: Diana Hickey