By Noah Michelson
Our Lady J has made headlines by befriending “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe (and causing a scandal while doing it), raising money for her breast surgery by playing “Boob Aid” fundraising concerts and staging her brilliant “Gospel of Dolly” all-Dolly Parton cover shows.
A regular in the downtown NYC music and art scene, she moved to L.A. last year to record her first album and has been playing shows all over the city to test out new material.
Last week she released a live video of one of her new songs, “We Stand.” Fans who haven’t caught one of her more recent shows and who are only familiar with her piano and gospel choir-based songs may be a bit surprised to hear the new more electronic direction she’s headed in, but we can’t get enough of it.
We chatted briefly with Our Lady J to find out more about the origins of “We Stand,” her upcoming album, writing about being transgender and more.
After you read the interview, have a listen to “We Stand” (above) and if you can stop yourself from hitting “replay,” head over to her official website and follow her on Twitter for more info and upcoming show dates.