Gloria Trevi and Monica Naranjo's musical revenge against abusers
"Grande" is Trevi's new single, recorded as a duet with Spaniard Mónica Naranjo and inspired by their own experience with bullying.
A cook beaten by his boss; a girl humiliated and abused by her own parents; or a transgender person harassed in the street. This is the sad map of discrimination denounced in the video clip of "Grande," the single recorded as a duet by singers Gloria Trevi and Mónica Naranjo and released on Friday.
The song is not only a denunciation of the terrible violence that has become commonplace in our lives, but also an anthem for those who, beyond being afraid, overcome it.
"I wrote it thinking about this little girl (Monica), because she had told me some strong things that she has already overcome and that made me admire her more, and when you hear the song you will know that it is an incredible duet," declared the Mexican diva last November.
"Someday I will grow up," both icons of the LGBTQ movement warn the bullies in a timely song, coinciding with thousands of women who took to the streets, as they have done since Trump won the presidency almost four years ago, to demand a more just, sustainable and equal world. They do so with a message that inspires and aspires to a revenge that has much of a resurgence from the ashes, and that is nothing new in their trajectories, whose songs "Sobreviviré," in the case of Naranjo, and "Todos Me Miran" and "Ábranse Perras" are true hymns to diversity and pride in being ourselves.
Gloria Trevi's life is the perfect example: called the Latin Ave Phoenix, and a person whose past is full of light and shadow, she was the first Latina to perform in gay clubs in the United States. She also fell prey to a case of corruption of minors led by her ex-husband, then an abuser. However, what doesn't kill us, they say, makes us stronger, and now the diva on merit has no intention of remaining silent before injustice. The proof is the way she responded last summer to a homophobic comment from one of her fans on Instagram who chided her for her support of the LGBTQ collective:
"Don't worry, I can live without you and you can live without me. But beyond that, just remember that this is how the Nazis thought of Jews, slave owners, and in many societies crimes against women are tremendous--all because of discrimination. And that's ignorance, that's generalizing..."