Adore Delano

Whatever

 


These new tracks unleash a side of Adore Delano that we’ve been waiting for, and something we were definitely not ready for.

The world’s favourite punk rock drag queen Adore Delano dropped her new album, Whatever, last month and it’s already giving her other albums a run for their money.

This album is truly a fantastic transition from her previous two albums, Till Death Do Us Party (2014) and After Party (2016). While her first two albums focused on more electronic and dance-worthy beats, these new tracks unleash a side of Adore Delano that we’ve been waiting for, and something we were definitely not ready for.

Opening the album with “Adam’s Apple”, a hard-rocking tune that features a killer drum beat picks at our current society and its criticisms. We then move on to “27 Club”, which I can easily say is my favourite track off the album. The song is about the notional 27 Club, a club of musicians who passed away at the age of 27. Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse are notable figures of the 27 Club.

Moving on to the middle part of the album, “Butterfly” is a song that speaks out on confidence and becoming yourself as you grow up. The track is followed by “No School” (also known as: the musical version of “school sucks, start a band”), and “Whole 9 Yards”, which was released as the second single.

Negative Nancy”, the lead single off of the album,  dropped a few weeks prior to the rest of the album. “Negative Nancy” is a ton of fun, and also brings back the same ideas that we saw earlier in “Butterfly”. We also get the ballad song of the album, “Pretty Boys Cry”, and the grungy “Princess Cut”, reminiscent of the 90’s grunge scene with a very Pearl Jam-esque feel.

Closing out the album we get “Witch Hunt”, another personal favourite, bringing some distorted vocals and a rocking chorus to the table. The final two tracks of the album, “But Her Fly” and “Hole Nine Yards”, call backs to the vibes we felt back on her previous albums, with the two being remixes/reprises of “Butterfly” and “Whole 9 Yards”, which we saw earlier on.

Overall, this album truly is a gem not only of the rock/alternative scene, but also the drag scene. This is truly something new, and incredibly refreshing, and the wait was well worth it for me. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings for Adore Delano.

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