Over the past three years, Latin pop songstress and VENTS vet Gina Chavez and her band have toured 14 countries as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department, recently returning from Kyrgyzstan. Today we are pleased to team up with her for the release of “Let It Out,” a lyrical shoutout to many of the cities and countries they’ve toured, including Costa Rica, Jordan, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Argentina. Set in Chavez’s hometown of Austin, Texas, the video features an all-female dance troupe, nods to the 80s, vibrant colors and a special guest appearance that will get everyone on their feet.
About the song, Chavez comments:
“I’ll never forget the night we played in Saudi Arabia. We were in an open courtyard of the U.S. Embassy performing for thousands of Saudi youth when it started to rain. A young man told me he knew all the words to my songs and then passed me a note about his tragic experiences being gay in Riyadh. This song is for him,” Chavez said. “This song is for the girls in Jordan who wanted to meet me after the show, but weren’t allowed to get too close. It’s for the women in Uzbekistan who lept to their feet, all smiles and arms in the air when they heard an American sing in Uzbek. It’s for all the beautiful people around the world who, just like us, want to be celebrated for who they are.”