Jack Tracy is singing about love, sex, breakups, and the queer experience
Creative powerhouse Jack Tracy has released his latest raft of new music – dropping four singles with accompanying music videos.
These four songs represent the second part of his For You trilogy.
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.”
The third part of the For You trilogy will be released in early 2020.
Part 2 of For You
Pretend To Love Me
Pretend To Love Me takes place in a futuristic world where holographic prostitution has taken the place of modern-day fan-subscription pages. A patron who becomes obsessed with a sex worker and things get uncomfortable.
In Shame, Jack Tracy portrays a 9-5 corporate-type who is uncomfortable in a gay bar surrounded by more progressive forms of queerness. Will he be able to abandon his internalised shame?
Self-Destruct shows a woman preparing for her ex to introduce her to his new love interest. Everything seems fine until she begins to stumble down memory lane.
Skin displays vignettes of different people dealing with body image issues.
Part 1 of For You
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.