Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez recently delighted audiences with a new, very touching song titled “Heaven Knows”. Now, she is announcing “Lightbeam”, a five-song EP to be released this upcoming summer.

This EP was inspired by Chavez’s own relationship. A proponent of marriage equality, at age 24 she identified as staunchly Catholic. Despite her religious views, she soon fell for the woman she eventually wed and deeply loves to this day. The songs express and celebrate that love. Chavez is known for bilingual Latin folk-pop, yet this EP will showcase a different sophisticated, sensual, and decidedly soulful style. Fans of the 2015 Austin Musician of the Year are sure to be dazzled by her versatility as an artist, and moved by her highly personal lyrics.

The Texan musician is well-travelled and her talent has led to international acclaim. On her official website, she mentions she and her band toured Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and that covering “Nazar Nazar”, a song popularized by Uzbek pop star Sardor Rahimxon, allowed her to acquire overnight fame throughout the region.

See her live closer to home during the Official SXSW 2018 showcase, scheduled for March 14 at Austin venue Flamingo Cantina. For additional show dates, music, and more information on the award-winning artist, visit

Enjoy her new song “Heaven Knows”