Alaskan newcomer Quinn Christopherson has today (Thursday, 9th December) unleashed debut three-track EP, ‘I Am Bubblegum’ – a thoughtful foray into smooth, intimate pop that’s frequently rather cheeky and always bruisingly honest.
“‘I Am Bubblegum’ is about good intentions,” he explains. “Each work comes from different pieces of my perspective. 25 years presenting as a woman, learning to be a musician in Alaska, and my indigeneity really drive how I reflect and write. I am really proud of the three songs. Together I feel like they are honest, vulnerable and sarcastic – all things that I am. It’s a fair representation of me.”
Give it a listen in full below, and check out Quinn’s track by track guide, too.
In ‘Bubblegum’, I admit to and accept parts of my past, myself and my growth that aren’t things I am necessarily proud of. I also champion how I don’t know every part of myself and I accept that I don’t need to.
‘Good Boy’ is humorous and sarcastic while painfully honest. I play with my own gender roles, assuming my perspective as a woman throughout the song – remembering things I experienced growing up and today.
I wrote ‘Loaded Gun’ thinking I’d never get to play music out of Alaska. So much so that I almost talk myself out of it in the bridge of the song. I was trying to protect myself in case I never got to go. That’s why I feel so proud when I get to sing this song away from home because it proves me wrong as the narrator. And I really wanted to be wrong.