Musical innovator, Creatrx, is back with another powerful anthem. Their new track “Experience” celebrates the journey it takes to become our true authentic selves. Between the fearless music and bold, unforgiving attitude, it is impossible to overlook Creatrx as an artist. They leave you wanting more music as well as just wanting a fun night out. Creatrx empowers through every new single.
I had the chance to talk with Creatrx about their inspiration, and support for the black, non-binary community, and what is to come.
Why is it so important to make music for the black non-binary community?
Because we are everywhere and deserve to be seen, heard, and celebrated.
When/How did you come to the realization that you wanted to start a career in music?
It’s something that I have known since I was young. I was just too afraid to do it for a long time. But finally, I just couldn’t ignore the pull music had on me. I explored many different art forms and enjoyed them and learned so much but finally, I just realized that I wouldn’t be authentic to myself if I didn’t try what continued to call to me.
What was the inspiration behind your song “Baptism”?
It was after a performance with some friends also by the name of Baptism. We basically got paid no money so we just decided to get some bottles and throw a party to celebrate a successful show. At that party, we all were drinking and having a good time and the music cut out somehow and we just started randomly singing negro spirituals. Someone stood on the table and started singing “Wade in the Water,” and someone started twerking and boom- that was the origin of the song. It was a beautiful collision of black music, art, and joy, from the past and present that stuck with me and grew into Baptism.
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What was the writing and recording process like for “Sunday”?
I don’t know if you know this, but queers are obsessed with their birthdays, signs, and birth charts. Literally, if you get at least three queer folks together within fifteen minutes they are going to be talking about their signs. With that in the backdrop, I remember listening to Junglepussy’s State of the Union where she says “my birthday is Halloween so I’m freakier than you,” and feeling inspired to write about the significance of my own birthday and how I feel that’s shaped me. I have many spiritual practices so it’s not surprising I was born on a universally “holy day.” I was celibate at the moment and also a pole dance performer, teacher, and sensual floorwork teacher. Though I was abstaining from sex I still had lots of sexual energy flowing around and from me. And I have lots of friends who are sex workers. And as a pole dancer, there was some stigma around my work, and yet it was so small compared to some of the bullshit my friends who were working in clubs had to deal with. So, with all of this inspiration, it came out pretty effortlessly. The recording it part was much harder. I recorded it during COVID in my small closet, sitting on the floor, with no lights because I couldn’t keep the door open for light because it was bad for the sound. But overall, I am happy really happy with it!
If you could tell your ten-year-old self anything what would it be and why?
I’m not sure I would. I like the path I am on and want to continue to be surprised by what’s to come.
Who is your biggest musical influence and why?
There would definitely be between Kelis Santigold, and Betty Davis. They were three brave black women showing me different ways women could exist in their power and also make music that didn’t always center on men. I hope to channel that same type of energy in my work and make people feel as powerful as I did when I listened to these women.
What can listeners expect from you in the near future?
More fire black girl shit.
Listen to Creatrx here.