Hurray for the Riff Raff (HFTRR) is a New Orleans-based indie-folk band, formed by singer Alynda Lee Segarra, a Bronx-raised Puerto Rican runaway who grew up obsessed with West Side Story before being liberated by the music of Bikini Kill, an American punk-rock band.
“The Navigator”, HFTRR’s sixth album, took us on an adventure of a lifetime. So much so that after it was done, we pressed play, again, and again, desperate to relive what we had heard.
“The Navigator” is a soundtrack for people who are trying to find themselves, those fighting to survive in rough and troubled inner-city neighborhoods, filled with dark, 14-floor high-rise buildings, countless obstacles and traps. It’s hard street-living, plagued with dim hopefulness, but optimism appears every now to brighten the mood.
Songs like “Living in the City” is packed with rich emotions that stuck to the bottom of our hearts, and we were officially hooked after listening to “Hungry Ghost”. The rest of the album is equally as delicious to listen to.
FUN FACT: Alynda Lee Segarra left home at the age of 17 to ride the rails. After honing her skills on the washboard with a gang of train-yard musicians called the Dead Man’s Street Orchestra, she picked up the banjo and began writing her own songs.
Title: Hurray for the Riff Raff – “The Navigator”
Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock
Released: Mar 10, 2017
Label: ℗ 2017 Hurray For The Riff Raff, Under exclusive license to ATO Records, LLC.(5.0 / 5)