Tue 22 Aug
The Record Stache
NEWS: LA INDIE ROCK BAND THE LAVENDER SCARE DEBUTS SEDUCTIVE PIANO POP SINGLE DRAG FOR A QUEEN

Los Angeles-located indie rock band The Lavender Scare recently made its debut with the single Drag for a Queen.  James Delos Reyes (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist) and Luis Servin (multi-instrumentalist) teamed up just last year and together they are creating their self-described “Music for Heretics and Backsliders.”

The Lavender Scare’s music is melodic and densely textured, while Reyes’ lyrics are often inspired by sexual orientation struggles he faced as a youth. 

Case in point, the satirically-edged, storyteller Drag for a Queen focuses on a drag queen who has renounced his previous lifestyle and ‘found God’.  His switch is short-lived, however, and as he attempts to convert others, he secretly goes back to his old ways. 

The timely and relevant Drag for a Queen is a condemnation of conversion therapy and highlights the harm that comes from its use.  On the cabaret-inflected piano-pop number, Reyes sing-talks in a seductive, but hushed and foreboding tone amid the simmering instrumentation. 

The Lavender Scare showcases a resonant topic with assured allure and, like the band’s official site states, Even fundamentalists will secretly be tapping their toes while shaking their fists.

Written by: Jen Dan

Keep up with The Lavender Scare HERE