Queer The Music: Jake Shears On The Songs That Changed Lives

Publisher:
Mercury Studios

Queer The Music: Jake Shears On The Songs That Changed Lives

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Jake Shears celebrates the anthems that have dominated dancefloors and shaped queer lives. Throughout the history of popular music, queer artists have made huge contributions - often at great expense and risk to themselves personally and professionally. This podcast shines a spotlight on those who trailblazed paths towards self expression. Join Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears and his guests as he unearths these important stories song by song.Executive Producer: Alice Williams, Producer: Debbie Kilbride, Research: Mark Wood and Luke Wheatley


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Claire Woodward • The Times UK Feb 11, 2024

"...takes a deep dive into one LGBTQ+ anthem in each episode, looking not only at how the tracks were made but also their legacies and personal stories behind each one...especially powerful..."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Feb 4, 2024

"Such an expansive approach underlines the ripple effects of seemingly isolated bursts of creativity (Queer The Music’s closest relative in the pod world is the long-running Song Exploder, in which an artist digs deep into a song’s creation) and demonstrates how music is about more than its component parts. …"

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Jan 25, 2024

"Jake Shears’s podcast about LGBTQ+ bangers is a real gem. Shears is warm, thoughtful and a good listener "

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