Allison Irahetais sharing her voice in the quest to tear down walls…
The 27-year-old Salvadoran American singer and former American Idol finalist has joined voices with K.C. Porter and Mexican American rapper Olmeca on Porter’s “La Pared,” the first single from his upcoming album Cruzanderos.
The “La Pared” video, directed by directed by Rubén Giménez of Spanish production company Hero Studio, may be animated, but the content isn’t meant to be amusing in the traditional sense of the word.
“La Pared” is a call to tear down border “walls,” illustrated by the travails of a father and daughter divided at the border.
“La Pared” is Porter’s first single as a soloist, featuring Iraheta and Olmeca in a mix of pop, tropical and reggaeton.
Porter, best known best for his award-winning work in the Latin music space (Selena, Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Maná, Santana), lived in Guatemala for 10 years since the age of seven, and is not only fully fluent in Spanish, but also fully understands Latin music, its artists and its themes.
Iraheta released a solo album, Just Like You, in 2009, which included the well-received single “Friday I’ll Be Over U.”
She later became the lead singer of the band Halo Circus. The band has released two albums.
Porter’s Cruzanderos album is due out September 20 on Altafonte Music.