Chicago Tribune

Espejos’ punk sound comes from the heart

by Britt Julious

(…) “It’s kind of just instinct,” Cardoza says about her songwriting process. “I take inspiration from a lot of things like my personal life for sure. It’s definitely a release.” Cardoza writes the lyrics after the music has been composed by her bandmates. On recent tracks she’s drawn inspiration from politics, current events, even Elena Ferrante novels.