The new track Where I Am Right Now will be the title song of Orlando Mendez’s upcoming EP
Orlando Mendez, aka the Nashville-based “Cuban Cowboy” from Season 22 of NBC’s hit show The Voice is dropping a new Country-Rock ballad, “Where I Am Right Now.” This track will be the title song for Mendez’s upcoming EP, launch date to be determined. “Where I Am Right Now” will give listeners a taste of what’s to come in the EP, with lyrical references to falling in love, heartbreak, being stuck in the past, and echoes of nostalgia that tie into this new EP’s intention.
“Where I Am Right Now” was written by Jason Nix, Reid Isbell and Jessie Alexander. The story told by lyrics and smooth melodies revolves around a man who struggles to let go of a failed relationship and get over the past. This main character finds himself constantly out of touch with his current reality because his mind lives in memories of his ex-lover. The song dives deep into the imagery that is constantly playing in this character’s head: the sunset, high tide, dancing with his past lover and staring into her eyes. When the daydream ends, the man finds himself sitting at a bar trying to drown his heartbreak at the bottom of a “poor me round.” Here’s a preview of some “Where I Am Right Now” lyrics:
YEAH, YOU OUGHTA HEAR HER LAUGHING
I’M DROWNING IN A FULL MOON FROM AN “I THINK I LOVE YOU”
WHILE I’M SITTING AT A BAR AT THE BOTTOM OF A POOR ME ROUND
This track fuses melodic elements of Country music with Classic Rock instrumentals. A steady kick-drum beat and dreamy chorus carry the storytelling element of this track, conveying the all-consuming feeling of being stuck in a memory. “Where I Am Right Now” continues with a seemingly controlled flow until a gut-wrenchingly raw bridge breaks the pace: “I’ve tried my best to move on, but your memory doesn’t really care. It will find me right where I’m at and take me right back there.”
“I truly believe that anyone who listens to this song can relate or at least empathize with the feelings the lyricist is going through. Everyone can conjure up at least one haunting memory from their past that impacted them deeply. I find that connection beautiful and powerful.”Orlando Mendez, Country-Rock Singer
About Orlando Mendez:
Orlando Mendez, aka “The Cuban Cowboy,” was born and raised in Miami, FL. He is a second-generation Cuban American who found a love for country music at an early age. After graduating from the University of Florida and pursuing a short acting career, Orlando began to write and sing his longtime passion: country music. For almost two years he performed all over Florida with his band, “The Orlando Mendez Band.” In 2022, Orlando auditioned for season 22 of “The Voice” and was awarded a unanimous, four-chair turn by the coaches on the panel: Blake Shelton, John Legend, Gwen Stefani and Camila Cabello. He was heralded for his unique voice and powerful stage presence and featured in three performances on the show. Orlando now lives in Nashville, TN and is currently in the process of releasing his debut EP. His aim is to bring the vibrancy and energy of his background to the truth and simplicity of country music. Check out Mendez’s new single “Where I Am Right Now” dropping on July 28. Where I Am Right Now is also the name of Mendez’s upcoming EP, produced by Nick Worley. Stay connected with Orlando Mendez on socials for more announcements and EP launch updates!
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