Ani Cordero with MalhombreMar 4, 2017 | 0 comments
Ani Cordero’s new album, Querido Mundo (Dear World), is (as they used to say on MTV) a call to stop being polite and start getting real.
“I made this record as a reaction to recent political events,” says the former drummer for Brooklyn band Pistolera. “Music is my main form of activism and it’s my hope that these songs will encourage political participation and much needed conversations.”
The album’s first single, “Corrupción,” couldn’t be more current, or more timeless.
“Corrupción has two levels, a direct level — aimed at politicians in Puerto Rico where nepotism and corruption are rampant,” says Cordero, who grew up in Atlanta in a Puerto Rican family. “And at a wider level it’s about the corruption of governments world-wide, calling out their abuse of power and resources.”
The inciting protest song is accompanied by an optimistic video by illustrator and animator Stephanie Wieland, and premieres below with Billboard.
Malhombre: After having spent time playing with Interpol, April March, Depedro and Magnetic Morning (with members of Interpol, Swervedriver and the Album Leaf), F.A.Blasco founded Malhombre. More on Malhombre on their Bandcamp page.