“Listening to [Christopherson’s] songs feels a bit like someone reaching in and squeezing your heart like a sponge” NPR
“Fuelled by 25 years of experiencing the world as a woman and Inspired by Shelby Lorman’s project ‘Awards for Good Boys’, I wrote the song ‘Good Boy’ as a sarcastic anthem that still leaves room for growth and progress.” – Quinn Christopherson
At the heart of Ahtna Athabaskan and Iñupiaq singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson’s music is storytelling. He masterfully spins songs that draw you in and keep you hanging on his every word, addressing his childhood and his role as a transgender Indigenous person navigating so-called Alaska’s social landscape.
On his latest release ‘Good Boy’, Quinn makes powerful observations on gender identity and performative gestures. He tells us: “There are worst things than being a “good boy”, but good boys can do better. Also, there is no such thing as the ‘Friend Zone.”
‘Good Boy’ is the second single released from his forthcoming I Am Bubblegum EP out on December 10 on Play It Again Sam Records. The EP was produced and recorded in London by Bullion, the founder of Deek Recordings, who has also worked with Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya, and Sampha.
Last month Quinn dropped ‘Bubblegum‘, a song which Quinn tells us is “about evolving and growing as a person” to support from NPR, rage, Dork, FBi Radio, Out In Perth, One Great Song and more.
Quinn Christopherson has been hard at work since bursting onto the scene in 2019 when he won NPR’s Tiny Desk competition. Christopherson submitted his song ‘Erase Me‘, a spare song heavy with feeling, it unpicks the weight of newly inherited privilege. Since then he has toured the US with Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, Shura, Portugal. The Man and more and is now readying his highly anticipated debut album.