Monday, March 4, 2024
EntertainmentMusic

Take a listen to Jake Wesley Rogers’ ‘The Dove Sessions’

Rogers is arguably the queer music discovery of the year, and this single is the way to take out 2021.

Jake Wesley Rogers’ star is shooting into the stratosphere with the release of his label debut EP Pluto, released in October via Facet Records/Warner Records. On the title track, “Pluto,” skyscraping vocals, rich piano, cinematic strings, and a gospel choir underscore his confessional delivery as he urges, “Hate on me. Hate on me. Hate on me. Maybe at the end of the day, me and you are both the same, we just want to be loved. The accompanying visual amplifies the emotional impact with an intense performance from Jake.

The surreal video presents a different kind of origin story as our hero embraces the power to really take flight from within. 

The Pluto EP features previously released singles “Weddings & Funerals,” “Middle of Love,” and “Momentary,” along with 3 new tracks. Regarding the EP, he commented, “I began writing the Pluto EP in London in 2019 when my grandpa was dying from heartbreak and my lover and I were nearing the end of our relationship. Working with some of my dream songwriters like Eg White and Justin Tranter, I went deeper than I ever have before in exploring my relationship with love and how it’s taken a toll on me and everyone around me.” 

After singing a spontaneous duet onstage recently during Jake’s performance at The Elizabeth Taylor Foundation Ball to End AIDS, Tony®, EMMY®, and GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Billy Porter proclaimed, “This is the future!” In other big news, Tony®, EMMY®, and GRAMMY® Award winner Ben Platt personally chose Jake to open up his North American headline tour, kicking off February 23, 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando, FL.

Listen to the EP here

Queer Forty Staff

Queer Forty writing staff work hard to bring you all the latest articles to help inspire and inform.

Queer Forty Staff has 2357 posts and counting. See all posts by Queer Forty Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept that my given data and my IP address is sent to a server in the USA only for the purpose of spam prevention through the Akismet program.More information on Akismet and GDPR.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.