The inspirational and relentlessly resistant trans activist, folk artist, & writer, Evan Greer, shared her new single with the hassle (out today) ‘Last iPhone’ and it is a self-proclaimed eternal anthem. Featuring Chis #2 of Anti-Flag, Greer brandishes her political weight as a trans and internet freedom organizer and commentator, as well as her art of self-transformation to make a song as human and vulnerable as it is defiant and massive.
So, if you, as I, become sentimental over Against Me! and Anti-Flag, past and present collaborators of Greer’s, then this is that angsty resistance folk anthem of 2019 that invites you to flip the bird to whomever necessary, but not without ample self-reflection before and after.
While stylistically she/her/they/them ranges from ‘multi-layered indie rock to scream-along pop punk hooks to Irish-rebel-song inspired ballads and folky queer anthems’, to me, the albums strength and uniqueness is that Greer comes face to face with our political culture through her intensity and direction. In doing this, she also has the knack to caress and care for the rebel in all of us through her lyrical light-heartedness and wit.
Along with an amazing cast of contributors to this work, such as Bonfire Madigan and bells roar, Greer’s album is a landmark of 2019 for me in a politically tumultuous year and is indispensable for the believers among us.
Chris Hues //// is a poet, human & writer from Boston, Ma & music editor of bostonhassle.com. //// They can be reached at [email protected] or @crsjh_ via instagram & twitter.
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