Pandemic be damned, All Stars winner Alaska Thunderfuck and NYC drag scene mainstay Kandy Muse have teamed up for the “Sitting Alone within the VIP,” a surprisingly poignant electro banger in regards to the sense of isolation that is half and parcel of a drag queen’s life. And now, the music video is right here, that includes each Alaska and Kandy out and in of drag (flaunting some quarantine masks protocol fierceness, naturally) in addition to one other Drag Race alum.
“This trade actually is a lonely one” and “no person requested me about my day” do not sound like they’d be lyrics to a thumping dancefloor anthem, but “Sitting Alone within the VIP” is something however maudlin. It is a clear successor to Alaska’s personal how-to-treat-a-queen tutorial “Hieeee” and is bound to be a favourite lip sync amongst different drag queens at any time when the world opens again up (fingers crossed).
Alaska defined to Billboard how a tweet from Kandy impressed the music. “When Kandy Muse first despatched out a misery name on Twitter that she was ‘Alone within the VIP…’ and feeling depressing, I believe she tapped into a sense we’ve all had in a membership at one time or one other — I’m right here, surrounded by fancy issues and fabulous folks however I’m nonetheless one way or the other managing to really feel on their lonesome. Ever since, folks have jumped onboard taking photos of themselves sitting despondently in a VIP sales space.
“The music got here naturally as a logical subsequent step. Recording it with Ellis Miah of Beat Salon was one of many final issues I did earlier than the world shut down utterly. Kandy recorded remotely from New York and the remaining is herstory.”
As for the choice to incorporate drag and out-of-drag pictures within the video, Alaska explains, “this aesthetic alternative could possibly be seen as a commentary on what roles drag and gender play in society. However it’s principally as a result of I’ve been rising in a sickening mullet and I wished to indicate it off.”
“Alaska had initially introduced up the concept of performing some out of drag pictures for the movies and I mechanically agreed to it,” Kandy Muse defined. “I believe it’s necessary to indicate each side of the entertainer (queen) specifically since drag is such a play on gender, bending and breaking the foundations. I like the glamour of drag and the way beautiful I look, however I additionally love to indicate that I’ve some self-love for Kevin and never solely Kandy and I’m snug exhibiting that to the world.”