A Band Of Bitches unveils music video that speaks to the double-edged sword that is American democracy

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A Band of Bitches’ new music video “El Diablo Guero”, recently released on the soundtrack to Jonas Cuaron’s film Desierto, speaks to the double-edged sword that is American Democracy. The name itself, translated from Mexican slang to English roughly means “Tall/Blonde Devil”. Producer Victoria Morales-Kühne plays this role for the music video stylistically decked in a draping black gown with fiery red hair. She also brings her vocal stylings in English to make this a song that can be enjoyed by music lovers on either side of the border, which plays into the song’s message as well. Many Americans themselves have had to learn that the “American dream” is a carefully crafted illusion that by the vast majority will never be attainable. However, many people still immigrate to America hoping to build a better life for themselves and their families only to be proven painfully wrong when they learn the true state of affairs.

The song itself is a dance-able, funky, tune fusing elements of rock, ska, and mariachi to create a truly unique sound. This feat is made even more incredible that this song was written, performed and mixed in a single day. Perhaps the most hard-hitting lyric is “Si no estas muerto que te mate el desierto”, which means “If you aren’t dead, the desert will kill you.” The desert can refer to the literal desert in which the film’s protagonists travel across in search of the American Dream, or the barren wasteland that is the American economy, in which this dream only serves as a mirage on the horizon that millions are still trekking forward towards.

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