Melodic Social Commentary, Hello Raye Zaragoza's "American Dream"
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer Raye Zaragoza releases her blatantly controversial and hearty new Justin Hergett (Beyonce) co-produced and mixed single "American Dream." This gripping George Thomas directed visual, inspired by the destruction of Donald Trump's election and the dearth of mainstream media for Standing Rock and Zaragoza’s own life as a female multi-cultural youth seals the already lyrically potent deal. The Native American (O'odham), Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese rising star gives her music a personal touch innate to her multi-cultured structure.
In "American Dream" she tells the tale of her great-grandmother and how was forced into a boarding school to be raised by a European woman, separated from her parents, siblings and culture.
Zaragoza reveals, "Her story haunts me, because so many people don’t realize the awful things that have happened in this country just within the past 100 years. The only way to move forward is to acknowledge that ‘change is a choice that can start with you.”
Zaragoza’s past anthem ‘In The River’ has been awarded No.2 protest song by a person of color by Paste Magazine. She has also been featured on numerous Spotify playlists including, Cyndi Lauper’s Protest Songs playlist. No new comer to revolt, lyrical commentary success Zaragoza's a force to be reckoned with and a bold legend in the making.
I been thinking about the news
Daddy leaves it on, all day through / I been thinking about the wars
And to be honest, I can't take it anymore / I hear you everyday, the awful words you say
But hate can't be the face of the American Dream