- Party Migrant Motel 2:40
Migrant Motel combines modern Alt.Pop sounds with contemporary production techniques into a blend that is unique yet familiar. They have been making music and developing their sound since 2017 and the band has built their fan base in the United States, Mexico and throughout Latin America. With the release of the new song ‘Party’, the band is expanding its reach across North America.
In talking about ‘Party’, Chava says “The idea of “Party” came out of us wanting to write a party anthem with a twist. The song is about NOT wanting to go out. Initially, we wanted to celebrate staying home, chilling, watching movies or TV, and just being on our own and feeling good about it. Staying home can be cool too! While writing it, we decided to add the love / heartbreak twist in the chorus to take it to that place of anguish. Sometimes you don’t want to see the person that’s not into you even though you’re into them”.
David continues “We wanted the “Party” video to hone in on a feeling of loneliness and stillness and to really dive into a chill & familiar story. With the help of our DP Victor Ingles and our amazing team, we were able to explore those emotions and hopefully transmit them to the viewer. Our friend Curtis Kelley was kind enough to lend us his amazing home studio for the video.
We originally weren’t going to have any drums/performance sequences in the video – but I was so nervous to move his drum set that we decided to embrace it and make it a part of the story. We shot it with a programmed mechanical head using a very simple technique of fading the shots into each other (sneakily) – but that required doing the full length of the song each time and having our crew/managers move from couch to couch depending on where we were shooting. We have a full alternate music video of our manager Paul and his assistant Simonne sending emails in every corner of the studio!”
Peruvian-American David Stewart Jr. and Mexican native Chava Ilizaliturri formed Migrant Motel in Boston while they were studying together at college. Becoming fast friends with shared musical tastes, the band was very active on the East Coast of the US, playing hundreds of shows in the New England and New York areas.
Seeking more opportunities and a bigger stage, the pair relocated to Los Angeles in 2020. The band has played multiple shows on the Los Angeles circuit, performing in legendary venues such as the Whiskey A Go Go, the Viper Room, the Roxy and the Troubadour. Chava has since moved back to Mexico City – while the band has continued to create music together remotely. In 2019 the duo began to function as a band with two scenes: the Mexican and the American. 2020 saw the band play its first shows in different parts of the Mexican Republic as well throughout California. 2021 saw the band play the main stage of the Lollapalooza festival, a major achievement for an Indie act. The pair have positioned themselves in both scenes through steady fan growth.
The band will be releasing more new music in 2023, with plans to start touring in June.
SOURCE: Official Bio