• James Lawson

Mickey Rae flaunts their unique sound in deeply personal single 'Unbound By My Body'



Portland-based artist Mickey Rae has unveiled a rich pop single with their latest release 'Unbound By My Body'. The singer-songwriter has crafted a deeply personal offering that delves deep into their experience of being transgender.

Speaking about the new single, Mickey Rae said, "The lyrics for this song are very literal so I think it’s pretty obvious the song is about being transgender. And the frustration of feeling misunderstood despite your best efforts to make others see you in the way that is uniquely authentic to you. Releasing control of other people’s attachments to who they want you to be or how they perceive you. In a very general sense it’s about self acceptance and letting go of other people’s projections. I touch on gender dysphoria and how I denied certain parts of myself. The title of this track really encapsulates my yearning to exist outside the physical body. Being transgender and having a chronic illness, I have always felt like my body is working against me. Like it really has it out for me in a lot of ways. And I am not alone in this, everyone has unique limitations that their body presents to them or the world that colors their individual human experience.”

With this release Mickey Rae has demonstrated their ability to create music that is both intimate and anthemic. With there not being many literal songs out there from a transgender point of view, we hope that Mickey's track will resonate with all that listen.


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