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2021 has been a busy year for We Are The Union’s Reade Wolcott. In April, We Are The Union released “Morbid Obsessions,” the first single off their new album, Ordinary Life. The single was not only accompanied by a music video, but a personal video from Wolcott herself.
“Hi. I am Reade, and I want to share that I am trans.”
“Morbid Obsessions” was the perfect re-introduction for Wolcott, as it speaks on one of the prevalent themes on Ordinary Life: living as your authentic self. Ordinary Life, which was released earlier this month, is a deep and powerful exploration of Wolcott’s lightbulb moment with her gender identity. With songs such as “Morbid Obsessions,” “Boys Will Be Girls,” and “December,” in which Wolcott says farewell to the old version of herself, the album recognizes her past struggles as well as celebrates her newfound trans identity.
On this episode of Grrrl Talk, we were fortunate to sit down with Reade to discuss the process behind making Ordinary Life, the underlying themes such as mental health, relationships, and gender dysphoria, her own personal journey, and living as your true self.
Check it out!