Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien, June 2019.
Pam Reyes is an independent singer-songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Pam writes songs to make sense of the world around her and to understand her many identities. As a first-generation immigrant, recently naturalized American citizen, queer woman—and more simply, as a human with feelings—Pam explores themes of love, loss, and politics. Her performances are an exercise in collective vulnerability. Her frank, bordering on dark, songwriting meets her stirring voice in a coupling that oscillates between dissonance and consonance.
Pam independently released her self-titled debut album of songs written and recorded in her Queens bedroom in 2015. In October 2018, Pam released her most ambitious project to date. In an emotive style all her own, the new single and music video, “Dear Dreamer,” explores her own family’s migration to America while she stands in solidarity with young immigrants threatened by the current White House administration.
Pam is a 2019 recipient of Queens Arts Fund’s New Works Grant. She is currently recording a new single and music video in collaboration with the Queens Center of Gay Seniors, due for release in October of 2019.
Pam Reyes and Friends