Alaska Unveils New Musical Duo Alaska and Jeremy & Album 'Amethyst Journey'
With her latest foray into music, drag queen extraordinaire Alaska Thunderfuck is veering away from high-glitz pop and giving us spectral Fleetwood Mac energy.
The Drag Race All Stars season 2 victor unveiled her brand-new musical duo, Alaska and Jeremy, a musical partnership with longtime collaborator "Handsome" Jeremy Mikush. The duo is set to release their debut album Amethyst Journey on Aug. 17 via Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), along with a music video for lead single “Aliens.”
Alaska and Jeremy have already released snippets of “Aliens” and Amethyst Journey track “Truth in the Light.” A heel-turn away from the electro-pop diva looks that Alaska crafted through high-energy bops like “Your Makeup Is Terrible," "Aliens" seems to draw influence from folkier staples like Fairport Convention, while "Truth in the Light" is a synth-imbued piano ballad recalling Alaska's downtempo collaborations with Mikush.
Her musical comes with a tale of rustic solitude a la Bon Iver or Justin Timberlake. “After taking a retreat into the woods of the Russian River Valley to write, reflect, and commune with nature and one another, Amethyst Journey was born,” she says in a release.
She adds, “The album is a collection of songs that are a combination of our outlook and inspirations -- a response to current issues and the state of our planet. We believe the Queer community is a model for our global extended family, and together we have the power to create positive change for all of humanity.”
Previously, the duo linked up on "It Is What It Is," the a cappella closer on Alaska’s 2016 album Poundcake, as well as two tracks off Alaska’s debut Anus, "Your Makeup is Terrible" and "Nails."
Amethyst Journey is available for pre-order at midnight (Aug. 10) with an instant download of “Aliens” and “Truth in the Light." Alaska continues her global tour, which will conclude in Brisbane on Nov. 4.
See Alaska's Twitter announcement below: