This was recorded as a form of activism/protest to get Canadian media to use the correct pronouns. There is a comic about it on Elisha’s website.
Not really my type of music, but it’s good to have more gender non-conforming artists. 🙂
Rae Spoon is a young artist who proudly follows in the time-honored tradition of the singers they respect. Armed with influences such as Woody Guthrie and Hank Williams, they continue to mine the territory that lays between reverence for the greats and their own original perspective and voice. Rae’s cowboy-folk twang and prairie imagery is borne out of their history as an Albertan and their lyrics stem from their own unique life experience as a person who identifies as genderqueer. Constant touring (mostly on the greyhound) with just a banjo and a guitar has also added to the depth of their storytelling.
Here’s another song.