Shea Couleé, one of the finalists from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, wants you to know that she is more than just a drag queen who sings. Starting with her EP Couleé-D back in 2017 and continuing through the release of new singles and live cover performances, the queen has shown that she has a raw, natural talent for music.
The latest example of Couleé’s astonishing music is “Gasoline,” her brand new, paired-down song about wanting to take her lover all for her own. The track is a significant departure from her previous music, her songs tinged with synth-pop chords and often dance-ready beats. But “Gasoline” strips away that sound and replaces it with a beautifully nebulous hip hop production and excellent vocals from Couleé to match. “Can we teleport to a new place/ A new reality?” she softly sings.