HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF shares ‘Living in the City’ video + UK tour in October – New album, The Navigator out now on ATO Records

September 2, 2017


Shares new video for ‘Living In The City

UK Tour in October, inc. London’s Koko on 17th
New album ‘The Navigator’ out now on ATO Records


Hurray for the Riff Raff has unveiled the music video for “Living in the City” today, via Pitchfork. The vibrant video was filmed in New York City and brings to life the story of ‘The Navigator,’ which Alynda Segarra crafted around a character named Navita, a wandering soul and street kid at a crossroads of identity and ancestral weight.  In the video, Navita (played by Segarra), is joined by her crew The Mariposas, a tight unit that weave through the streets and dance on a rooftop as the sun sets behind them.

I wanted Giselle Bailey to direct ‘Living in the City’ because I am a fan of her work and I knew she understood that I wanted to represent the New York City I grew up with. Women taking over public space and making room for ourselves in a society where we are so often threatened into hiding. I learned at a young age that survival in the city for me meant having a crew. Together we could move through the concrete maze and create some sense of freedom.” – Alynda Segarra

The song is from the recently released full-length ‘The Navigator’ (ATO Records) which received career-best reviews and landed Alynda Segarra performances on The Daily Show, CONAN, a NY Times feature, NPR’s Morning Edition and more. The album has appeared on several “Best Of 2017 So Far” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo and Stereogum.

Hurray For The Riff Raff also returns to the UK in October, including a date at London’s Koko on 17th October. Slow Dancer will open at all shows, full dates are as folllows:

Oct 17 – Koko – London
Oct 18 – Arts Club – Liverpool
Oct 19 – Whelans – Dublin
Oct 21 – Saint Luke’s – Glasgow
Oct 22 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
Oct 23 – Trinity Centre – Bristol
Oct 25 – Wedgewood Rooms – Southsea


The 12 original songs on ‘The Navigator’ were inspired by Alynda Segarra’s own journey growing up in New York, from the Bronx to finding the downtown punk scene and beyond.  She was inspired by poetry, Puerto Rican activist groups the Young Lords and the Ghetto Brothers, Fania Records and more.

Praise for The Navigator:

“The first great protest album of 2017” – 9/10 Uncut, Album of the Month

“In the spirit of Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen, The Navigator is a rousing call for community” 4/5 – The Guardian

“The battle is on, against wall-building politicians and gentrifying developers, among others.. Now, she is ready for the world.” 4/5 – Mojo

“…the most overtly political act on the folk-rock scene right now” 8/10 – The Skinny

The Navigator is an album that resounds with a determination wholly befitting of the world we find ourselves in today.” – The Line of Best Fit

“Extraordinary” – Drowned in Sound

“Every track on The Navigator is 24 carat gold. This isn’t just one the finest albums of 2017, it may even be the greatest release of the entire decade. Simply phenomenal.” 10/10 – God is in the TV


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