In the midst of Juneteenth, PRIDE, and everything else going on this weekend Baker Grace reminds us that Father’s Day is not forgotten. In a song dedicated to her father Grace releases “Pops.”
Grace shares what “Pops” means to her: “Nobody understands me like my Dad does. Our countless late night conversations, car rides listening to music, and days spent singing while he plays the guitar have heavily shaped who I have become. I wrote ‘Pops’ to show him how much he truly means to me. I hope anyone who loves or connects with their father or any role model in their life can relate and use this song to express their appreciation. We can’t ever forget the people who believed in us from the beginning.” For info visit https://www.facebook.com/bakergracemusic/
Premiered on BrooklynVegan, both the song and video were made completely in quarantine. Of the song, frontperson Mia Berrin says, “This year would have been my first Pride as an ‘out’ person. It took me a long time to come to terms with my identity in a true and honest way, but I am proud to meet myself where I am now. This year, the idea of walking down a street proudly, in my queerness and in my brown skin, feels particularly difficult for a multitude of obvious reasons, but this song is my small celebration of the scary, complicated, empowering process of owning my black, queer identity.”
In light of recent events, on June 19 Bandcamp will be donating their share of all sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Pom Pom Squad will be donating their share of all digital downloads to For The Gworls Medical Fund/ https://www.artsbusinesscollaborative.org/asp-products/for-the-gworls-ftg/– a PoC lead Emergency Medical Relief Medical Fund that pays for black trans folks to travel to clinics and pharmacies during this time, as well as provide co-pay assistance if needed so that they can continue to receive important prescriptions. For info visit https://www.pompomsquadband.com/
Colorado artist ENZI releases her new single today. ENZI has opened for The Head and The Heart, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and more.
“In honor of Juneteenth and to continue the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, here is a list of action items that you can do to support the movement in less than 3 minutes and 11 seconds — the length of “Retrograde.” Speaking up is a muscle and it is important that we continue to exercise it in the name of true and full racial equality.” – ENZI