Alynda Lee Segarra — the force behind Hurray For The Riff Raff — announced that her new LP will be out next year by way of ATO Records. The Navigator follows 2014’s Small Town Heroes, and its lead single “Rican Beach” was released today along with a video. Segarra’s music has always had a sharp, political edge to it, and this new song is dedicated to Standing Rock. Segarra explained “Rican Beach” as follows:
This is dedicated to the water protectors of Standing Rock – thank you for your bravery and giving us hope. Also, to the people people of Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, who are demanding an end to the AES dumping of coal ash which leads to water contamination – we are with you.
All over the world there are heroes, who, despite suffering generations of oppression, are protecting the land and the future of our humanity. Rican Beach is a fictional place, but it was written with my ancestors in mind. It’s time to call on yours and to always remember: this land was made for you and me.
The Navigator is out 3/10 via ATO.