Saturday, April 13, 2024

Eco-drag queen and GLAAD nominee Pattie Gonia releases new queer anthem

Critically acclaimed drag queen, songwriter and environmental activist Pattie Gonia is back with a brand new single, “Made It Through The Night”. The track is a love letter to the queer community and focuses on the power of survival, not just for the queer community, but for all of us who choose to be courageous. 

Scientists believe that birds sing to each other in the morning as a way of telling each other they made it through the night. Pattie Gonia believes queer people do the same and that “pride is queer peoples’ birdsong.”

“Made It Through The Night” is produced by Grammy award-winning Producer Tyler Chester (Madison Cunningham, Blake Mills, Andrew Bird) and features performances by violinist Paul Cartwright (Kendrick Lamar, Bright Eyes, Olivia Rodrigo) and drummer Amy Wood (Fiona Apple). Pattie Gonia spent a week in Los Angeles with queer artist Semler writing “Made It Through The Night.”

Pattie Gonia is currently nominated for a GLAAD Award in the category of Outstanding TV Journalism Segment titled “How Eco-Drag Queen Pattie Gonia Defines What It Means to Fight for the Environment” for her interview on ABC’s Nightline.

The new single follows Pattie’s most recent release, the empowering climate change anthem “Won’t Give Up,” with 19-time Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Indigenous trans musician and Tiny Desk Contest winner Quinn Christopherson. 

“This song is for everyone who has chosen to be courageous. Take pride in who you are. We made it through the night,” says Pattie Gonia. “Creating this song and music video was a celebration of queer history.”

Get the album here.

About Pattie Gonia

Pattie Gonia is an artist, drag queen and environmentalist. For Pattie, drag is an artform to explore queerness and fight for our climate. Their work in the environmental and queer spaces has earned her connection with a devoted fanbase of more than 1,000,000 people as well as worldwide recognition including features by Instagram, Vogue, New York Times and collaborations with NASA, Smithsonian and REI. Winner of Outside Magazine’s person of the year 2022, Pattie produces and stars in sold-out drag shows across the nation performing at rural and outdoor Pride festivals including producing Pride Outside in Yosemite National Park for more than 1000 queer park employees. Their debut album is scheduled for release in 2024.

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