Detroit-based artist Flint Eastwood (Jax Anderson) is celebrating Pride with her new track “Real Love” plus it marks her first release directly addressing the LGBTQ+ community, her personal orientation, and identity.

Anderson’s religious roots run thick – her great-grandmother, both her grandfathers, her uncle, a cousin and her older brother are and were all pastors. Her parents even met in church when her father was part of a traveling choir. The church was also the place she first learned how to play music, and it was mostly the place where she was forced to repress her own identity.

As an adult, she was hired as a videographer and content creator by her childhood church intentionally enrolled as an independent contractor. The thought being, if anyone found out she was gay, they could quickly cut ties with her as she was never truly employed by them. The first story they asked her to cover was about a young woman they had “saved” from being gay. This became her tipping point and forced her to walk away from the church.

Despite shedding her religious affiliation, years later she was offered a record deal by the industry’s most well-known Christian label. After learning of her ‘alternative lifestyle,’ the contract was withdrawn.

Finally, a few weeks ago, Jax learned that her childhood pastor received an award for a workshop which intentionally targets females ages 11-13 who are questioning their sexuality. These ‘conversations’ are a new language for gay conversion therapy and were met with much backlash and protest, causing the church to continue with the classes in secret.

“Real Love” is a celebration of Jax finding all the things that the Christian Church told her she would never find because of who she is: a gay-identifying female.

In her own words, she wrote this song “because no kid should be made to feel as lonely and broken as I was convinced to feel. I want people to know that there is hope and that there is a happy life out there for them. You are worthy of the most spectacular love and you will find it being exactly who you are.

 

Flint Eastwood Tour Dates

Sat 6.23 – Iowa City, IA @ Downtown Iowa City Block Party

Sun 6.24 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Arts Festival

Fri 6.29 – Detroit, MI @ Summer at the MOCAD Homestead

Sat 7.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Basilica Block Party (w/ Third Eye Blind, BØRNS)

Fri 7.13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Fri 9.14 – Ottawa, CAN @ CityFolk Music Festival

Sat 9.15 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Middle Waves Music Festival

Tue 9.18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme

Fri 9.21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room @ Colectivo

Sat 9.22 – Saint Francisville, MO @ Kranzberg Arts Center

Sun 9.23 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar

Thu 9.27 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

Sat 9.29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Wed 10.03 – Vancouver, BC, CAN @ Fox Cabaret

Fri 10.05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Sat 10.06 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

Wed 10.10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Fri 10.12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge

Sun 10.14 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

Wed 10.17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

Fri 10.19 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar

Sat 10.20 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ

Sun 10.21 – Fort Worth, TX @ Main At South Side

 

Tickets are more information are available at the links below:

http://www.flinteastwoodmusic.com

http://www.facebook.com/flinteastwoodmusic

 

Written by Veracious Magazine

Veracious is a quarterly online and print music magazine based out of San Francisco, California in the United States of America. This publication has a team over thirty-five members in six different countries right now giving you the latest information of festivals, bands, tours, and an inside scoop of behind the scenes crew to make your favorite artists shine onstage.

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