Chappell Roan, an emerging singer-songwriter known for her unique blend of pop and theatrical elements, graced the June 5 cover of PAPER Magazine, featured in an interview with drag queen Trixie Mattel. Roan shares insights into her music career, particularly focusing on her debut album “Pink Pony Club.” 

Roan discusses the deeply personal nature of her music, emphasizing how her songs are a reflection of her life experiences and her strong connection with the LGBTQ+ community. She explains that “Pink Pony Club” is not just an album but a representation of her growth and the acceptance she found within herself and the queer community. The album is characterized by its vibrant and unapologetically bold sound, which Roan describes as a celebration of freedom and self-expression.

Trixie Mattel, known for her success in both music and drag performance, discusses the importance of authenticity and staying true to oneself in the entertainment industry. Both artists explore the challenges and rewards of their careers, emphasizing the significance of representation and genuine expression.

Their dialogue gives us a glimpse into the creative processes and inspirations of two influential queer artists.

Read the full story at PAPER Magazine

Photography: Hector Clark

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