“THE SONG HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER, NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING TRANS. IT’S ABOUT BECOMING THE BEST POSSIBLE VERSION OF YOURSELF…”
The single which combines elements of rock and roll, soul, dance and rap is the title cut of the record. This is her first release since reaching the semi finals on The Voice UK earlier this year. The song represents a bit of a departure from what we heard her perform previously.
The video gets a bit sexy and features a the first cisgender/transgender love scene in a mainstream music video, though Gray insists the single “Platinum” has nothing to do with being transgender. “The song has nothing to do with gender, nothing to do with being trans. It’s about becoming the best possible version of yourself and getting out of a controlling relationship or a controlling place in your life,” Gray told the Gay Times.
Jordan Gray (Photo: BBC)
“When I was a child, I never realized that I was a girl, I just didn’t think I was a boy, I felt like an alien,” Jordan said with regards to being transgender. She has been performing for a little over 10 years, the first 8 years of which she was performing as a Jordan Redford Gray. You can read more about Jordan Gray in her “People Profile” written by jahn westbrook.
This is Gray’s first official album since appearing on The Voice UK. In 2012, she released and album titled “Pop Psychology” and in 2015 she also released “The Baffled King”.