Wild inspiration: Longriver gets off the grid in Yellowstone - Albuquerque Journal

Wild inspiration: Longriver gets off the grid in Yellowstone

David Longoria is taking a little trip through Yellowstone National Park before his tour begins in Jackson, Wyo.

He’s been enjoying the trip and finding inspiration.

“It’s nice to get off the grid for a bit,” he says during a recent interview. “There’s not too much cellphone service. So I get a chance to disconnect from the world.”

Longoria is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

He performs under the moniker Longriver and has been touring in support of his 2015 self-titled album.

And he has been writing new material for his next album.

Longoria says his writing process always begins with the guitar.

“It opens up a different pathway,” he says. “I will sit and wait for it to come. I find myself in the basement of my house a lot writing.”

Longoria says he takes inspiration from everything.

“There are times I have to ask for permission to write about a song,” he says. “It has to feel right in all its components. I also write about death and lust a lot. It’s whatever sticks with me.”

Longoria says that in his newest songs, he’s been getting a lot more introspective.

It’s a different aspect to his writing process, but he’s embracing it.

“I’ve been holding back on a lot of stuff,” he says. “But there’s been some feedback from listeners, and it’s overwhelming. The connection with other is something that keeps me going. I don’t have doubts about what I write about now. I use my intuition.”

Longoria’s three shows in New Mexico will be his in the state.

“There will be stuff from the self-titled album, and I’ll also play some of the new stuff,” he says.

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