Luisa Pepe’s playlist
Crack the sugary shell that coats pop music and savour what’s inside.
Try the Montreal pop veteran’s latest album Lovesick.
“It’s dance music, it’s pop music, it’s fluff, but there’s always something to say in a song, regardless of the format it’s in. The songs mean something,” Luisa says.
In this lady’s case, Lovesick is autobiographical.
“It’s like a look at my life up until now, from being a victim to being in control,” she says.
Luisa could easily story-tell in a more serious tone, the way someone like Adele does, but the dance genre claimed her heart over a decade ago.
“Someone like Adele is taken more seriously because of the format she relays her messages in,” Luisa says. “It’s just not the same with dance music, but this is the format I feel most comfortable with. It’s what I enjoy performing and it’s what I feel passionate about. If you listen, you’ll hear that.”
This summer Luisa’s calling you out to feel the dance music, her music and hear the words.
“It’s more than just, ‘Woohoo! I’m having a great time!”
Here’s a look at some of Luisa’s most played tunes this season.
Payphone – Maroon 5
“Don’t you just love them? I love them! I love Adam Levine and I have every single one of Maroon 5’s albums. I just love the sound his voice, it may annoy people to death, but I just love it.”
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
“I adore this song and I can listen to it a million times a day. It pumps me up, it’s so adrenaline busting.”
Dance Again – Jennifer Lopez
“Anything J.Lo., but I’ll go with ‘Dance Again,’ I’ve been listening to this one a lot.”
Rumour Has It – Adele
“Adore, adore, adore. You can’t hate Adele. So many messages in her songs.”
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
“Oh, piano riffs and Steve Perry! I admit I’m not impressed by many male singers, but Steve tickles my fancy.”