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Something Blue

Alejandro Escovedo - The Crossing

On his scorching, cinematic new concept album The Crossing, Alejandro Escovedo tells the story of two young immigrants – Salvo from Italy and Diego from Mexico – working in a Texas restaurant in pursuit of the American dream. Mirroring Escovedo’s own experience as the child of Mexican immigrants, and drawing inspiration from his relationship with Italian co-writer Antonio Gramentieri, their journey navigates cultural identity, ancestral weight, minority rights, and racism as they realize they have arrived in a different America – one that’s not as open and free as they believed it would be.