Friday, July 19, 2024

Trans artist Jæ releases new single

NYC-based artist, Jæ releases an anthemic new track, “Independent Femme” on celebrated label Trans Trenderz.

With “Independent Femme,” Jæ harnesses the unapologetic power of femininity. An honest, tongue in cheek, melodic pop song with punching lyrics and memorable ad libs. Jæ combats the tired tropes of the cat and mouse game by reminding us all, “don’t nobody wanna do this shit for free!”

Says the artist, “I know I’m not the only GIRL with a flooded request inbox and countless dating horror stories. This one’s for the bad girls who know that those men, who are on their bullshit, are putty in our hands; not the other way around.”

The song lives up to its title with lyrics like, “If I needed you, I’d call you and you’d pull up/Stuck on me, craving me, pick you jaw up/I don’t need no man, I’m an independent femme.”

Jæ’s “Independent Femme” was preceded by “Splash,” a collective Trans Trenderz track that also featured influencer/artist/labelhead, Blxck Cxsper and labelmates, Lady Londyn, Jupiter Gray and Heather Hills. The video, (directed by Londyn) marked the beginning of a new wave of Black Trans visibility in mainstream music. “This song shows the influence hip-hop, the voice of the people, has had on queer culture, and that Black Trans voices deserve to be included and valued in that space of the industry,” says Blxck Cxsper, who is also a renowned Trans artist and producer.

Trans Trenderz was launched in 2016 when Cxsper curated and produced a mixtape of the same name, featuring 14 Trans artists. In June of 2020, when the Black Lives Matter movement regained traction, Cxsper offered to make beats for other Black Trans artists. Within days, 30 artists reached out to them to collaborate. More than a label, Trans Trenderz is a movement, uplifting Black Trans Voices through creative collaboration and supporting each other as a family.

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