Juan Ysaguirre is an artist that makes music under the pseudonym ‘Secret Tween.’ He uses only a phone to record his music and has several releases available for streaming. During this pandemic, a close family friend of Ysaguirre’s, Louis Manuel Jr, passed away. He was an Indigenous tribal leader and former Chairman for the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

He passed due to a non-covid related illness, however friends and loved ones could not attend services due to COVID19. The day of his funeral, Ysaguirre felt the urge to honor him in his own way: by making a song. “We’re staying home. (Thanks Louis).” is the first track of Secret Tween’s 3 track EP, Aja 2.

Check out the link to the podcast version of this post here!