Record of the Day - 02/25/2022
Alynda Segarra who records as Hurray for the Riff Raff has chosen New Orleans as their home after growing up in the Bronx and traveling through the country hopping freight trains. A romantic at heart. Their new album “Life On Earth” - our Record of the Day - is quite far removed from the project’s folksy beginnings, but Alynda’s voice is still the star of the show whether they sing on top of synth, pianos or acoustic guitars (which are still there as well). It’s as close as they’ve ever gotten to a contemporary pop record without losing their edge, whether they’re documenting the inhumane border violence or personal traumas. New Orleans, the big, imperfect, sometimes dangerous, sometimes magical melting pot, is the perfect backdrop for this album that deals with the joys and horrors of life alike.