Today, Honduran-Canadian artist and producer, Daniela Andrade, shares intimate new single, “Gallo Pinto,” the latest off her upcoming eight-track EP, ‘Tamale’ (out October 25). Following on the heels of the NPR and Billboard-tipped “Ayayai,” the self-written and produced “Gallo Pinto” arrives with an accompanying video shot by the Academy Award-nominated director, Jeremy Comte.
Once again drawing on Andrade’s Honduran heritage, “Gallo Pinto,” cast against smoldering electronics and sinewy R&B, finds Daniela paying homage to her parents’ roots, addressing their immigration and transition from the Central American country to Montreal, Canada in 1987. It’s a deeply touching and personal fragment of the Tamale EP for Daniela, capturing an emotional time when her parents had to leave her three older siblings behind in Honduras to make ends meet whilst they brought Andrade up as the only child to have been born in Canada.
“My view of the world was split between two [Honduras and Canada] from an early age and my family story instilled deep-seated values in me,” explains Daniela. “This song captures some of those emotions for me, as I speak to different versions of myself and open up to my audience about where my family and I come from. The video depicts my parents after immigrating. I wanted to bring a sense of honesty and humanness to what my family and other immigrants are striving for; hope and a better future.”