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NoSo ‘Stay Proud of Me' LP


£17.49
NoSo ‘Stay Proud of Me' LP
Pre-order. Due 8th July.

Limited blue coloured vinyl.

What does it mean to feel pride - to feel love? Not just romantic desire, but an all-encompassing love built around acceptance and unconditional respect? For 24-year-old indie/alternative artist NoSo, they seek out the answers in their work. The title of their debut album ‘Stay Proud of Me’ is an entreaty to their past self, as they dauntlessly forge ahead to become the person and artist they’ve always wanted to be.
NoSo is shorthand for North/South: A nod to their Korean heritage, and the inane origin question (“Which Korea are you from?”) that so many Korean Americans inevitably face at some point in their lives. Hwong’s writing often indirectly grapples with the insecurities and frustrations that can arise from the Asian American experience.
Just as there is no singular Asian American experience, there is no singular LGBTQ experience. Hwong, a queer non-binary person, remembers that the first time they realized they were attracted to women was when they wrote a romantic song with femme pronouns. They don’t remember ever explicitly coming out in public; from the start, their declaration of themselves to the world at large has always been through music.
Support tours with Yumi Zouma, Lucy Dacus and Molly Burch in the US. First ever London headline show at The Waiting Room on 20 July, followed by Bluedot Festival 22 July.
‘Stay Proud of Me’ will be released on Partisan Records (IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Laura Marling).

 

Catalogue number: PTKF3017-3

Condition: New

Label: Partisan

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