A report by Brittney McKenna for American Songwriter.
Alynda Segarra, also known as Hurray For The Riff Raff, released details for The Navigator, her forthcoming ATO Records album. Due out March 10, the follow-up to 2014’s Small Town Heroes was recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios and Marin County, California’s Panoramic House under the guidance of producer Paul Butler.
Along with the album announcement, Segarra shared a first single, “Rican Beach,” and accompanying lyric video via Pitchfork. Of the song, she wrote:
“This is dedicated to the water protectors of Standing Rock – thank you for your bravery and giving us hope. Also, to the 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.”
Watch the lyric video for “Rican Beach” at Pitchfork. Check out the album’s track list below.
The Navigator track list:
Living in the City
Life to Save
Nothing’s Gonna Change That Girl