Ever since the breakthrough album by Hurray for the Riff Raff in 2014, the artist behind the band, Alynda Segarra has been distancing herself from it’s Americana sound. “Life on Earth” continues that evolution. Working with producer Brad Cook, who has collaborated with Waxahatchee and Bon Iver, Hurray for the Riff Raff incorporate modern instrumentation tackling the themes of how the elements of this world influence Seggarra’s view of it.

Segarra has led a most interesting life, growing up in the Bronx, trainhopping around the country before settling in New Orleans. That life on the road in referenced in almost every song from a one written about the ICE facilities at the US Mexico border to a song co-written with Jim James of My Morning jacket that she describes as finding rebellion in plant life.

With a unique vocal delivery, Segarra has realized that her voice can be used to influence others and that’s what “Life on Earth” is all about. Transcending the three chord structure of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s breathrough album she expresses herself in more honest and nuanced ways than ever before.