A few days after the announcement of their debut album Flamboyant and just on time for PRIDE month, gender-defying and future pop artist Dorian Electra takes the control of our Queeropedia playlist.
Debuting with the “Clitopia” single in 2016, Dorian Electra‘s built a career on challenging gender norms and sexuality. With a spot in Charli XCX‘s 2017 Pop 2 track, “Femmebot,” and 2018 Pussy Riot and Charli XCX tours, Dorian Electra is educting the masses through their futuristic spin on 00’s glitter pop.
With June’s global pride month celebrations, we can’t think of a better person to cut through toxic binary stereotypes both within the LGBTQ+ community and heteronormative world. In fact, Dorian‘s 2018 track “Man to Man” discusses femme shaming within the gay community. Touching upon topics like gender nonconformity and reproductive rights through their catchy, fun, accessible pop music, Dorian is here to steer us away from the imaginary boxes created by capitalism.
A bit ahead of their time, Dorian‘s track “Drag” is worth a listen. This is especially striking now as RuPaul’s Drag Race, a show which has offended the trans community and tries to standardise and manufacture drag, continues to lose its edge. Although released in 2016, Dorian‘s inclusive message is what the spirit of drag is really about.
If you’ve checked out all of Dorian‘s songs on Spotify and want more – you’re in luck. Their first full length album, Flamboyant, is dropping on July 17, 2019. Ahead of this major release, Dorian Electra released a music video for the title track. Playing into the “drag king” aesthetic with a painted on moustache, Dorian mixes bold glam rock style with their delicate gender-fluid features. Check it out for yourself below.
Dorian‘s success is a testament to how much the music world and people’s tastes are opening up. They’re defining the new mainstream. As an homage to all those rising up among musicians who speak their truth, Dorian created a playlist for us. Here’s what they have to say about their picks.
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