Jack Tracy comes out with his gay guns blazing
Creative powerhouse Jack Tracy is using his music to work through some of the things on his mind.
As part of one of the material to be released from his upcoming album – For You – Tracy has dropped four tracks with accompanying videos.
For You is an up-tempo, dance-centric album, with in-your-face lyrics that have an unapologetic LGBTQ point of view.
“The album’s title has a triple meaning…” explains Tracy. “First, this album is for you, the current pop audience. Second, all of my projects are for, by and about LGBTQ people so LGBTQ community, this album is for you. Finally, the title track is a ballad sung to my child self, the boy who danced alone in the mirror in his bedroom, performing to his favourite Janet Jackson songs. It’s my way of thanking him for finding a way through his struggles because they gave me something to say, and I’m putting them in a song for you.”
“There’s not a single thing that I write that isn’t directly connected to something that I’ve gone through…” says Tracy. “It’s the only way I know how to write honestly, and in a way that connects with people. Even if I mutate it into something else, there’s a kernel of myself and my experiences in everything.”
“Most of what I do, is all about introspection…” adds Tracy. “Taking a step back to look at your life, look at your patterns, and try to learn something.”
“Despite my perceived extroverted-ness, I’m actually extremely self-conscious and my self-esteem has always been a work in progress…” admits Tracy. “But on this album and its visuals, I’m choosing to go big or go home. It’s time to be a fucking pop star.”
A song directed to Jack’s friends who have let him down with empty promises. These include actors who had confirmed to appear in his film projects but then backed out when something better came along, and club managers who booked him to perform at their venues in exchange for sexual favours.
Petty & Ready
Petty & Ready is for the trolls who regularly criticise Tracy on social media for his looks and his music.
In BDE, Jack takes a swipe at the bad behaviour of gays on the hookup apps.
This is a commentary on the negative impact technology has had on meeting people in the LGBTQ community.