Raye Zaragoza Releases New Song “The It Girl”
- Back in April, American singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza returned with the single “Fight Like A Girl” for the first time in three years.
Following the song, she unveiled a new song “The It Girl” on June 26th.
The song draws struggle with self-acceptance as a multicultural brown woman. “Growing up, all I ever wanted to be was the it girl,” Raye Zaragoza revealed in press release. “I thought that meant I needed to be a pretty blonde princess Barbie who met her Prince Charming and rode off into the sunset. This fantasy left me with immense inner turmoil and self-hatred. In high school, I would even lighten my skin with lemon juice, dye my hair lighter, and wear blue contacts. I truly thought that in order to be beautiful, you had to be white.”
“ ‘The It Girl’ is my outcry for diverse representation in media, a plea to throw out the old rule book of western expectations of women,” she said of the song. “I am proud to be a multicultural brown woman with insecurities and a vibrant intersectional identity that I continue to grapple with. I hope young girls of today will know that the It Girl is whatever the hell they want to be. It’s time we throw the arbitrary social boxes and expectations for women in the recycling bin.”
The song will appear on her upcoming sophomore album, which is expected to be released in 2020.
- source : Hollywoodlife