TITO REY UNVEILS LYRIC VIDEO FOR HIS DEBUT SINGLE, “NOBODY’S ILLEGAL” ON KCRW
THE SONG IS A POWERFUL PERSONAL, HEARTFELT ANTHEM DEDICATED TO IMMIGRANTS
The lyric video was shot at the REVOLVE IMPACT Hub in Los Angeles alongside of TODEC who invited over 20 kids from the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition who participated in their campaign #LettersOfLoveToKids and appear in the lyric video
“Nobody’s Illegal” touches on his personal story of having to deal with a procedural status change, and how that impacted his own psyche” KCRW Pan Caliente (José Gálvan)
Chilean, singer-songwriter, Tito Rey unveiled today the lyric video for his debut single, “Nobody’s Illegal” exclusively on KCRW Pan Caliente. The song is a powerful, personal, heartfelt anthem dedicated to immigrants. The song was written by the bilingual, R&B pop artist and songwriter/producer,Danny Murcia (Celine Dion, Pitbull, Alec Benjamin). The single was just released last Friday on all digital platforms independently.
After living seven years undocumented Tito Rey is finally able to work on his music and talk about his journey as an immigrant, being discovered by Jennifer López and being an artist living in the U.S. The lyric video provides a first listen and a creative call to action visual to the life and struggles the rising artist lived.
The lyric video was directed and edited in Los Angeles by Jonathan Remple and shot at REVOLVE IMPACT headquarters who’s supporting the #NobodysIllegal campaign. REVOLVE IMPACT is a creative agency in Los Angeles whose campaigns shift culture to transform power by using strategic campaign management on countless campaigns including #SchoolsNotPrisons, Athletes for Impact to mention a few including Tito Rey’s call to action lyric video.
The powerful song delivers a message of hope and dignity and respect for undocumented people who are immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds and are currently in distress around the world and living in detention centers.
“I wrote Nobody’s Illegal with my friend Danny Murcia, based on my experience being undocumented in the US. I felt the need to release this as the first single because this song means a lot to me and I did it too as a form of therapy and healing for myself. I also wanted undocumented people to feel heard. As a former undocumented person, I lived in constant fear at all times, I was very careful to not make any mistakes or get in any kind trouble so I wouldn’t get deported. Now a permanent resident of the United States of America, I am no longer afraid and I want to shine a light on an issue that affected me in the past, but still the day to day reality of millions of people in the US”, commented Tito Rey about his single.
Nobody’s Illegal campaign is currently working closely with a network of non-profit organizations, influencers and activists to mobilize voices and action that support humane treatment for immigrants and refugees including TODEC Legal Center who were a part of the shoot for the lyric video and brought over 20 kids from the Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition to participate in their ongoing campaign #LettersOfLoveToKids that served as the inspiration for “Nobody’s Illegal” lyric video. Local artist, Maxwell McMaster created the wall-like art mural with the writing, Nobody’s Illegal that the kids used to write the letters for the #LettersOfLoveToKids campaign in lyric video.
The campaign supports children who have been separated from their families across the United States-Mexico border with over 10,000 letters being delivered to Immigrant Prisons in California, Arizona and Texas, the purpose of the activation is to share moral support to migrant children and families incarcerated in immigrant prisons and shelters in Tijuana, Mexico by writing letters of support to them.
Tito Rey opens tonight, March 5th for Anna of The North at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. The single, “Nobody’s Illegal” is now available on all digital platforms.