Hurray for the Riff Raff Shares Video for New Single ‘Hawkmoon’

    Ahead of the release of their new album The Past Is Still Alive on Friday, February 23, Hurray for the Riff Raff has shared one more single called ‘Hawkmoon’. Following previous cuts ‘Colossus of Roads’, ‘Snake Plant (The Past Is Still Alive)’, and ‘Alibi’, the track comes with a music video starring Alynda Segarra alongside actor and musician Denny (Pose, City on Fire). Check out the Jeff Perlman-directed clip below.

    “‘Hawkmoon’ is a song about running away – a trans song, and memories of the first trans woman I ever met,” Segarra explained in a statement. “Miss Jonathan was a German rapper, poet and train-riding crusty homeless kid who loved to wear the skimpiest outfits she could get away with and was a surprisingly great shoplifter. We became best friends for a winter, before I learned to play music in New Orleans, and I would ride shotgun in her beat up car and search for abandoned houses to sleep in. Meeting her changed my life and opened doors in my mind about gender, though it would take me many, many years to feel free enough to expand within myself. I have always wanted to honor her, since I have not seen her in decades and wonder if she is even alive. She suffered a lot of violence the last time we saw each other, and I think about her often.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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