Juan Lizh is musican and composer who is passionate about sharing the beauty Colombia with the world. In addition to Juan's own solo work (enjoy the Spanish composition "Bella Trigueña” at the end of this article), he is also one half of When Planets Align. A cosmic creative conjunction between Juan and and Vietnamese-American poet Mark Nguyen, the duo struck up an immediate kinship, musically and professionally, while enrolled in the music business program at UCLA. Releasing via Planet LA Records, their most recent album, The Death of Us, is a melodic pop/rock drama punctuated by an electric guitar extravaganza. Thematically, it represents not only grief and loss, but learning to let go when “what we had and knew” is gone. The collaboration also investigates the psychic shock of losing a relationship that seemed so strong, so authentic, so cosmic. Over the past dozen years, the collaborators have released three albums, Radio Silence (2009), The Universe in Me (2012) and 2019’s Lovers & Angels, which debuted at a release event at the Santa Monica Playhouse in Santa Monica, California.