Migrant Motel

An alt-pop tune about partying amid heartbreak.

Migrant Motel is a musical duo made up of Peruvian-American artist David Stewart Jr. (vocals and bass) and Mexican native Chava Ilizaliturri (drums). Together, the pair blend modern alternative pop elements with “contemporary production techniques” for a unique duo pop sound. Stewart and Ilizaliturri initially formed Migrant Motel in Boston while studying at college. Since then, they’ve expanded their fanbase to the US, Mexico, and throughout Latin America. The duo has performed at legendary LA venues such as the Whiskey A Go Go, the Viper Room, the Roxy, and the Troubadour. In 2021, they headlined the BMI stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Their discography is available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. Migrant Motel’s latest drop is the alternative single “Party.” The song also has an accompanying official music video.

Though it’s infectious, “Party” is not meant to be a dance hit; instead, the song, while sounding energetic, is meant to provide the exact opposite message. There’s no intent to go out; there’s just a want to stay away and remain broken. Lyrics like “I don’t wanna go to the party / If you won’t be there to want me” and “See you dance with somebody / And spend my night broken-hearted” reflect on heartbreak and the desire to stay in while healing from a difficult breakup. This is a multi-layered, ultra-chill, alt-pop gem that celebrates staying at home instead of going out. Anyone who considers themselves an introvert might find a theme song here. So, press play on Migrant Motel’s new single to enjoy your company at your own individual “Party.”

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