New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
"A Bit Kylie, A Bit Tove Lo, A Bit Robyn, And A Good Dollop Of Vegemite"
Gender-bending artist and singer Courtney Act
will release 'Kaleidoscope' on July 7th, her seven-song debut EP that she hopes will further "take gender diversity, sexuality and glamour to the mainstream."
Inspired by Madonna, Grace
Jones, Lady Gaga, Cher, and John Lennon
and Yoko Ono's message of peace and love, this Australian diva describes the sound of 'Kaleidoscope' as "a little bit Kylie, a bit Tove Lo, a bit Robyn, and a good dollop of Vegemite."
"I recommend listening to it while jumping on your bed in your pajamas."
Watch her hilarious KickStarter video:
With an impressive range, a voice reminiscent of Kylie Minogue, some tongue-in-cheek humor, and co-writes between Courtney and Jake Shears (the Scissor Sisters) and Sam Sparro, 'Kaleidoscope' tackles some unexpectedly deep topics including embracing one's many strengths and weaknesses ("Kaleidoscope"), pushing the boundaries of gender and sex ("Body Parts
"), the numbing effect that social media can have on self-esteem ("Ugly"), and how music and the dance floor can liberate and unite ("Ecstasy
The "insanely talented" (OUT) artist (real name: Shane Jenek) continues to defy the constraints of gender, having competed as Courtney Act
on Australian Idol and making it to the final three of last year's season of RuPaul's Drag Race. She's walked the runway at LA Fashion Week and Australian Fashion Week, was one of American Apparel's ad girls last year, was the face of Sheer
Cover makeup in Australia, and has legions of celeb fans including Lady Gaga, Cheyenne Jackson, Adam Lambert, Conchita
Wurst and Nicole