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New York City Dominican singer Roxiny channels rock-leaning pop ferocity in new single “The Lights”

As a singer/songwriter and women’s rights activist, Roxiny is laying the groundwork for a new kind of counterculture femme – embracing her power and NYC-bred Dominican heritage. Roxiny is an artist who is unapologetically herself. In her music, Roxiny utilizes her full vocal range, hair metal-esque guitars, and repetitive lyrics to drive home her message.

The granddaughter of a revolutionary who helped mobilize against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo during his brutal reign, Roxiny has immersed herself in the advocacy for victims of injustice and frequently leads music workshops for GEMS, an organization that rescues girls from domestic sex trafficking. Most recently, Roxiny teamed up with menswear designer By Robert James to hold a benefit show for Planned Parenthood.

Her debut solo single “9 Months” was the first snippet from her upcoming “Rituals” EP, which speaks to surviving a toxic, abusive relationship, and strives to raise awareness about violence against women in all forms.. Released this past summer, the track quietly moves into a full-blown anthem with Roxiny’s feverish voice climaxing with hair-raising wails amidst a backdrop of pulsing synthesizers, snarling guitars, tribal rhythms, and primitive drum machines.

Today Roxiny shares another cut from her “Rituals” EP called “The Lights.” Listen here. It’s yet another menacing song with a sprinkling of pop punk. The track was penned as an ode to New York City after the Chelsea bombing on 23rd. street last year. “I had this sudden urge to hold onto humanity and everyone I love, and protect them. I felt so helpless in that moment,” Roxiny says about the track. “‘The Lights’ lies somewhere between lullaby, ode to this city I love, and a desperate need to be consoled.”

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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