Trixie Mattel: From Milwaukee to LA
Trixie Mattel is a 32-year-old drag artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Queen rocketed into stardom after multiple appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She placed poorly on her first appearance before eventually winning the third all-stars season. However, it is what came after her showing on the Emmy award-winning program that made Mattel a star. With her fame, Mattel has gone on to release a makeup line, star in her own VICE show, and design a Trixie Mattel-branded hotel (With its own TV Show). Not only that, the star is also a Queer-famous country-music singer. With, now, four albums under her diamond-studded belt Mattel uses her midwest charm and drag glamour to make country-music like no other.
Her New Double Album
Now, the star is releasing her latest project: “The Blonde Album” and “The Pink Album”. The lead single “Hello Hello” is a surf-rock track that sonically captures everything Mattel is right now. Not only does it dive into the struggle of being so undeniably desirable, like Mattel herself, but it also shows how the artist is changing. As a Queer living in sunny LA, Mattel perfectly imitates that feeling with the story of this track. Additionally, it shows how she takes her music seriously. Even more so, it provides an example of how being a drag entertainer is more multifaceted than people might think.
Mattel’s storytelling really shines on the last single for the double album: “C’mon Loretta.” In it, she narrates the story of famous country singer Loretta Lynn with a rock jam. With guitar shreds and banging percussion, Lynn’s story of going from a small-town coal miner to a singer on the world stage is told. Besides the coal-minor part, of course, it mirrors a story similar to Mattel’s. One that starts with humble beginnings and finishes with a life full of riches. In all, the cleverness, whit, and straight-up grind of Trixie Mattel is what keeps her name in peoples mouth, and music in their ears.