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Alice Low shares new single ‘Show Business’

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Alice Low is sharing her newest single ‘Show Business’.

“I hadn’t yet started hormone therapy, but I was going through the process,” she explains. “I was scared. You can hear that. The song is full of fear. Mostly of expectation. Expectation projected at myself; my music, my transition, my social life, my sex life. Mummy, Daddy, sorta stuff. I have issues with authority. How to know when to negotiate and when to listen. I think part of me was rejecting the idea that I ‘had to write singles’, which I didn’t. I didn’t ‘have to’ do anything, but I definitely wanted to, deep down.

“Success is difficult for me, I’m glad I’ve had this much time to build a strong relationship with my work, that it can be uncompromising. However, I will always be the boy, standing in-front of the mirror singing Blink 182 into his hairbrush, feeling idolized, feeling that music, and ‘rock star reverence’ could be an escape from the bullying, and torment of childhood. But as you get older you shed that stuff, and find other things to focus on. I found ways to validate myself, through art, sex, love. For years I thought that was enough, and barely released any of the mountain of music I had made. But now I am here, at the foot of a new mountain, looking up and wondering if I even want to climb. Do I have the energy? The desire?”

Have a listen to ‘Show Business’ below.

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