Hurray for the Riff Raff's new song “Alibi” is full of grief and vulnerability - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Following last year’s acclaimed release of Life on Earth, Alynda Segarra has announced their band Hurray For The Riff Raff‘s newest album The Past Is Still Alive. Scheduled to release on February 23rd via Nonesuch, Segarra and the band worked with producer Brad Cook, vocalists Conor Oberst, S.G. Goodman and Anjimile, and musicians Mike Mogis, Libby Rodenbough, Matt Douglas and many more to create this highly anticipated album.

Hurray for the Riff Raff already released the album’s lead single “Alibi,” an ode to Segarra’s father who passed away a month before they began recording this project. In the press announcement, they said “Alibi’ is a plea, a last ditch effort to get through to someone you already know you’re gonna lose. It’s a song to myself, to my Father, almost fooling myself because I know what’s done is done. But it feels good to beg. A reckoning with time and memory. The song is exhausted with loving someone so much it hurts.”

The bittersweet harmonies are enough to make your heart swell as Segarra’s reflective voice flutters with immense emotion. Life is a ticking time bomb, and the lyrics “You know that time can take you for a ride, can take you by surprise” flawlessly manifests this theme. “Alibi” is just one of the many stories that we’ll hear about Alynda Segarra’s life. The Past Is Still Alive promises to explore the deep depths of Segarra’s mind and their worldly experiences.

Along with their album, Hurray for the Riff Raff will be embarking on a spring tour immediately after their release. Tickets are on sale now for their show at The Foundry on Friday, March 1st; more information can be found on WXPN’s Concerts and Events page. Listen to “Alibi” now wherever you stream music.

Hurray for the Riff Raff - Alibi (Official Video)
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