Men in Drag's newest album launches with "Givin Em What They Love," a track originally by Janelle Monáe featuring the late and great Prince. Stepping back for a moment, the first song Men in Drag ever performed together back in 1997 was actually Prince's "7." His influence has been strong on the group since its founding. "We are gathered here today 2 get through this thing called life." With every warm-up, rehearsal, performance, and "MiD flower," Men in Drag is a group of friends, a support system, and a reciprocated vessel of love, and with this album they're inviting you in to a glimpse of their relationships.
Medusa Complex spans a few different generations and iterations of Men in Drag. It includes two songs from the group's first-ever ICCA set back in 2013 and influences from all types and genres of artists. I'm not here to write a review, but I'm immensely proud of the art they're sharing with the people in their world, and I believe there is something for everyone to enjoy.
"Like books and black lives, albums still matter." This one speaks to my heart.
Arranged by Bri Holland, Chloe Atchue-Mamlet, Mariana Lepecki, and Frances Bernstein; tracked/edited by Bri Holland; mixed by Ed Boyer; mastered by Vocal Mastering.
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