Five FTM Sensations in the Making, Transforming Music and Challenging Stereotypes
By: Ryan Cassata/Trans Headlines
Jakk Fynn is the newest trans artist to launch a pop music career. He released his debut single “Fire” in late 2019, which premiered in Billboard Pride. “Fire” is a catchy dance tune that definitely brings the heat for clubs and venues. Jakk Fynn is based in Los Angeles and is planning to release his EP this month. His debut music video can be viewed on YouTube Now.
Niko Storment is a Bay Area trans artist that releases music with his collaborator L Raquel. He is also a staple of the queer club scene, throwing trans themed parties such as Thank U Marsha and VAMP in San Francisco. His latest release is “Colors”, a chill in vibe pop song with a fun rap section by L Raquel. His first album “Libra Gemini”, released in 2018, contains several songs that will surely get stuck in your head. Niko is an incredibly hard worker, performs frequently in the San Francisco Bay Area and has even toured internationally.
View Niko & L Raquel’s Music video featuring footage from their tour in the Philippines via YouTube.
Jesediah is a NYC-based Hip-Hop artist. Self-described as a “MOODY POPSTAR”, Jesediah releases pop-bangers with effected vocals and chill raps. Jesediah’s most recent release is a hook-filled collaboration with Clear Eyes (the solo project of Jeremy Llyod from Mariam Hill) and is the young artist’s most popular release yet. Jesediah plays several instruments and combines many different genres (from folk to dance music) to create a unique sound that is still fitting for the top 40 radio.
Self-described as “Bedroom Pop”, boyhood is another fresh face to the trans music scene. boyhood. released his debut EP “Ipsum” at the end of 2019. My personal favorite track is “2am”, which is a great introduction to this young rising star. You may even find yourself humming the melody to boyhood’s chill pop tracks around your house.
Saint-Hills is a pop artist from Brazil who is based in the Bay Area. He frequently works as a DJ in the queer club scene. His most popular song is the catchy track “Fire”. Both of his release “Fire” and “(Geo)graphy” show off the singer’s beautiful vocal tone. We are hoping to hear more music from Saint-Hills this year!