Dive into "Transcend" by Maxi Glamour on Bandcamp. A mesmerizing journey of struggle and spirit, available on a pay-what-you-want basis. Coming to Spotify and more on 2/23.
In their debut concept album Modernadada, Maxi Glamour is creating a universe all their own. The album title has two meanings; Modernadada is a fantasy realm Glamour crafts and explores in their music, as well as the name they have coined for their own unique art genre - a modern take on the radical disruption of Dadaism. Modernadada takes the listener on a journey through a “delirium of transcendental thought and expression,” guided by Glamour’s own mission to challenge every societal norm. Kicked out as a teen and homeless for much of their early twenties, they have some ideas about how the whole system should be torn down. This album is a first battle-cry in this black, trans artist’s crusade to dismantle the society that marginalizes them. Modernadada on its surface is an allegory for self-actualization. Maxi’s journey into the land of Modernadada reflects a journey to discover personal purpose, a theme that they have contemplated for much of quarantine. The album is shot through with tension and struggle from their life experiences – their journey from homelessness to security, their run on reality TV, recent social-political events in the United States, and the terror of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The whole album is now available on all music steaming services
Maxi Glamour is a demon of many flavors — standout star of Netflix's "Dragula"; lithe burlesque performer; endlessly inventive wigmaker and costumier; potent political activist; and critical Black (sometimes blue) voice within a racially divided city's art scene — so you may have missed that they're also a musical artist of increasing renown with a new album release to celebrate. Modernadada is an introspective digital environment built from dreams and discord in roughly equal measure, with Maxi as our changeling guide. Combine the highs of returning to live music with the cream of the city's drag scene, and this show is pretty much guaranteed to be the wildest ride in town.
~River Front Times~