EFEBy David Villafranca Los Angeles

Empathy, connection, acceptance, the desire to love and be loved. Those themes are at the forefront of American singer-songwriter LP's latest album, "Churches," in which she explores the multiple manifestations of love and human relations.

"I think there's like a renewed appreciation of love, for me, in the pandemic," 40-year-old Laura Pergolizzi (known professionally as LP) said in a video call with Efe.

An artist with a non-conformist attitude, a provocative yet ironic and amusing look, androgynous image and rich palette of musical styles, LP went from composing songs for pop icons like Rihanna and Christina Aguilera to becoming a star in her own right with the albums "Lost on You" (2016) and "Heart to Mouth" (2018).