Born in Chicago to Venezuelan parents, multi-instrumentalist Isabel Olive has become inseparable from a bi-cultural experience. Olive’s moniker of Half Gringa certainly stays faithful to that identity with a crossroads of indie rock and Latinx, first heard on her self-produced 2017 record Gruñona.
At the tail end of this month Half Gringa drops her sophomore album, Force To Reckon, with a bolder sense of dynamics and an infectious balance between Olive’s vocals and instrumentation 0ver nine originals. Force to Reckon is out August 28th, preceded by its latest single featuring fellow Chicagoan Gia Margaret, “Afraid of Horses”!
–Photo: Rachel Winslow