Jump to navigation. Sizzy Rocket Photo credit: Alex Bianchi. Still, the nature of her existence as a lesbian artist is such that her music presents a challenge to straight listeners and the industry alike. Grrrl feels like a needed answer to the sweet, almost desexualized songs that make up much of what can be considered the recent pop music WLW musical canon, ranging from artists like Hayley Kiyoko, who is out, to Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, who are often accused of queerbaiting. Tell me how Grrrl came into being. I got out of all of my deals about a year ago, and I had been thinking about what it would be like if I just sat down with a blank piece of paper and wrote an album.
Tegan and Sara's mentorship challenged Shura to think consciously about her role as a queer artist. The '80s-style synth-pop track about healing after a breakup launched her career. It scored her a record deal. To this date the video has more than 27 million views on YouTube. Shura has been out of the closet since Still, she made headlines in December when coming out publicly as a lesbian after the "Touch" video brought her attention.
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