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On Track with Michael Love Michael!

It’s time for another episode of On Track!

In case you missed the update in September… yes, I’m officially back for a second round of: On Track, my series focused on bringing you intimate sit-down interviews with rising queer talent and fierce allies. New podcast episodes are premiering weekly on Thursdays – Subscribe HERE!

Today (October 29), season two continues with NYC’s non-binary talent on-the-rise Michael Love Michael – who I first introduced back in June with the release of their single “JFC,” a powerful and hypnotizing record that boasts a clear message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

As a Black child growing up queer and nonbinary in the Midwest, Michael didn’t always feel encouraged to be themselves. Their emotional sensitivity, effeminate appearance and artistic expression was shunned by those around them, so they retreated into writing and storytelling, and when they finally got a desktop computer at 16, they quietly made songs in their bedroom about their isolation, desperate for a way out of it. As 2020 yields a new revolution for marginalized voices, Michael, having broken free of societal restraints, is determined to use theirs to call attention to issues affecting the LGBTQ community and beyond.

On this episode, I dive into what Michael has been up to since the pandemic started, their time working in media, moving to NYC, making the jump to music, the release of their debut album XO, their brand new single “Apple,” as well as their plans for the future and much more.

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