Today, Trixie Mattel has reasserted herself as one of the most exciting modern day pop culture pillars and important current voices in queer music with the release of her double LP ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ via PEG Records.
Inspired by Trixie’s fascination with duality, specifically the juxtaposition of her glamorous, serious side with her fun-loving, carefree side, ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ will usher in a new sonic era for the beloved chart-topping superstar. Listen HERE.
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The double collection is a tour de force from the drag legend, songwriter and musician, who balances the heartfelt folk that made her a pioneer of the modern queer country revolution with the plugged-in, fuzzy alt rock of her recent musical releases which call to mind Fountains of Wayne, The Donnas, and The Go-Go’s (three artists Trixie sites as major inspirations).
She recently supported the album drop by making her late night television performance debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she, with the help of Shakey Graves, brought to life album cut “This Town”, a haunting folk reflection on small town life which Rolling Stone called a “song you need to know”. Watch the performance HERE.
‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ also features sister tracks “Hello Hello” (that Esquire said “meets at the crossroads of surf and garage rock, echoing the addictive, shout-til-you-drop hooks of West Coast music titans the Go Gos”) and “C’mon Loretta” (which tells the story of Loretta Lynn and was called “the rock-countryish bop we didn’t know we needed” by Teen Vogue).
Elsewhere on the album finds Mattel stripping down the iconic The Go-Go’s’ classic “Vacation” to its haunting, melancholic center, while elsewhere collaborating with her longtime musical idol Michelle Branch, and overall on the double LP embracing the dynamic power of writing sugary rock tracks with unexpectedly dark origins. ‘The Blonde & Pink Albums’ will showcase the musical evolution of an artist who has not only broken down boundaries within the music world, but also the mainstream pop culture universe.
Trixie recently premiered her reality renovation show Trixie Motel (via discovery+) which features her new track “Stay The Night” as its theme song, partnered with Fender, worked with Integrity Toys to release the “Trixie” doll, was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her “One Night Only” comedy special, announced a second book with her comedic partner Katya, and appeared as one of the judges for the hit Paramount+ Queen of the Universe singing competition alongside Michelle Visage, Leona Lewis and Vanessa Williams. These accomplishments alone showcase an artist who has not only a near-limitless arsenal of talents, but an unshakeable ambition to take over the world.
The drag legend has also blossomed within the worlds of cosmetics (her self-started Trixie Cosmetics company regularly releases quick-to-sell-out new items), blogging (the GOOPED newsletter with Katya via Substrack), writing (Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood was a NY Times Best-Seller), podcasting (The Bald and The Beautiful is a Queerty Award-winner), digital content creation (her multiple web endeavors recently won her an American Influencer Award), and live performance (she is currently on the road as part of the Trixie and Katya Live tour).
‘The Blonde Album’
- “C’mon Loretta”
- “Love You in HiFi”
- “Hello Hello”
- “I Want You To Want Me”
- “New Thing”
‘The Pink Album’
- “White Rabbit (feat. Michelle Branch)”
- “Stay The Night”
- “Who Loves You Baby”
- “Girl Of Your Dreams”
- “Wake Up”
- “This Town (feat. Shakey Graves)”