2019 American Music Awards

Aquaria Gears Up for Another Tight Race in Debut Single 'Burn Rubber'

Krista Schlueter
Aquaria photographed on March 21, 2018 at TRL Studios in New York.

On Thursday night, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 contestant Aquaria was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar following an over-the-top lip sync smackdown. On Friday (June 29), the New York queen is supplying her own vocals on her debut single “Burn Rubber.”

Inspired by Lady Gaga, Madonna and Daft Punk, Aquaria sings about latex, corsets, and sports cars in a full-throttle race to the top. The track was co-written by Jesse Saint John, who has helped penned tracks for Britney Spears, Camila Cabello and Charli XCX.

“I just wanted it to be very high intensity, high octane, very exciting, very sexy, very dark, very energetic,” Aquaria told Billboard. “It’s definitely one of those song you can pump at the gym, pump at the club, pump on the MTA -- it doesn’t matter where or when -- it’s always time to burn rubber.”

“Burn Rubber” is now available for purchase on iTunes. Check out the lyric video and cover art below.

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