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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Gracie Laboy – “Boricua”

In this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming Latina Pop and R&B singer-songwriter Gracie Laboy and her brand new single titled “Boricua”.

Soon after releasing her debut EP ​Valencia, singer-songwriter​ Gracie Laboy ​returns with a new, empowering and sensual bilingual single that combines a reggaetón beat with the unique sounds of Puerto Rico’s beloved native frog, the ‘coqui,’ and Gracie’s​ ​honey-dipped vocals. The pump-up lyrics and sultry vibes make you feel somewhere between a crowded nightclub and an isolated romantic beach.

“Boricua” comes from the Taíno word,​ boriken, ​and is a colloquial name for a person of Puerto Rican heritage​.

“I love connecting with my Puerto Rican heritage, and am proud of being Boricua, so having an original song to show just how much pride I have means the world to me. Puerto Ricans have gone through a lot lately, with the devastation of Hurricane Maria and challenges to the economy, so I hope this song can be an anthem for Boricua pride and reflect the joys of being on the island,” says Laboy.

Listen below:

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