“ALEXA” (Mia Musa Music)


During these trying times, Olga Tañon released “Alexa,” a soothing acoustic guitar melody with powerful lyrics to shed light on the importance of tolerance. “Lean on my shoulder / come cry your sadness / it hurts me to see you suffer,” the merengue star sings on the track. “Alexa” was inspired by the murder of Puerto Rican transgender woman Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, a.k.a. Alexa, with the mission of putting a stop on hate, discrimination and racism. The music video shows black-and-white images of 50 personalities with photoshopped bruises, amongst them Ricky Martin, Luis Fonsi, and Victor Manuelle. “More tolerance, less hate,” reads a message in the clip. — J.R.