Photo by Travis Shinn
At this point we'll check out anything Laura Jane Grace is involved in. Her solo music tends to live along the border of punk and folk depending on the mood. Grace's latest solo song, "Dysphoria Hoodie," lands more on the folk side of her repertoire. It's just Grace and her acoustic guitar for a song that's a little bit ramblin' and a little bit folk-punk. (Hey, it's Laura Jane Grace. Pretty much anything she does is going to have at least a little bit of a punk edge to it...) As usual, this is a great song showcasing one of the things Grace does best.
Laura Jane Grace says of her new single:
“This is a song about gender dysphoria and your favourite hooded sweatshirt. Any trans person out there knows what a dysphoria hoodie is — it’s the hoodie you wear when feeling low and dysphoric and you don’t want the world reading your gender. Hide your body shape, hide your head, disappear as much as you can. Wrap yourself up in it like a blanket anywhere you go. Make your flesh become cotton. Instant protection from the outside world. My dysphoria hoodie happens to be an Adidas hoodie, so yes, this is in fact really just a tribute song to my favourite Adidas hoodie.”
You can watch the visualizer for "Dysphoria Hoodie" below. The single is out now via Polyvinyl Record Co., with an album announcement forthcoming. For more on Laura Jane Grace, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.