Out today, New York’s Dakota Jones provides today’s video of the day: ‘I Did It To Myself’. A perfect blend of blue, funk, rock and a proud message from singer-songwriter Tristan Carter-Jones:
“I’m a black, queer woman expressing myself through love and music. Some folks still find that to be a transgressive act in and of itself. I work to fight that idea. I write a lot about my sexuality and the ways in which I express it. Songs about sex and love bounce back and forth between songs about heartache, hangovers and self-medication, and the pleasure and pain of truly finding yourself. I don’t think we get to hear these things from a woman’s mouth as often as we should.”
The single comes from album Black Light, out 27 August.