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HIHEAL is the creation of Puerto Rican pianist, composer and producer ALEXA RIVERA. It's uniquely influenced on rock, funk, atmospheric and electronic music, but rooted in Puerto Rican musical heritage at the same time. Therefore is deliberately out of genre.
The whole theme of the album UNDER ME is centered on the spiritual dilemma of embracing our own fears to empower ourselves. In a way, HIHEAL goal with it’s listeners is to dive into their own self to discover the treasure behind their own fears.
HIHEAL was born in the aftermath of one of the most destructive natural disasters that has faced the island of Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria. The apocalyptic devastation that took place, plus the struggle of living without basic commodities like electricity, water, gasoline and food rationing for three months, fueled ALEXA's creative essence. Taking her to a very vulnerable and contemplative place where most of the compositions emerged. The music that came through is powerful, dark, deep and raw, with a hint of analog synths, modern electro-latin beats and "jíbaro" textures.
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