Jaimie Wilson Drops Musical Response to Trump's Anti-Trans Memo 'We #WontBeErased': Listen

Faiella Photography
Jaimie Wilson

Jaimie Wilson turned heads with the powerful duet “Everything Is New,” a duet between his pre-transition and post-transition voices.

Now, in a show of solidarity and protest against the Trump administration’s devastating policy memo that would alter the definition of gender under Title IX -- and would have longstanding ramifications toward the treatment of trans and gender non-binary people -- the singer-songwriter premiered a new song titled "We #WontBeErased" on Wednesday (Oct. 24).

The track, which features a rapped verse from producer Jehry Robinson, turns the protest hashtag that blew up social media into a musical rallying cry.

It speaks to the importance of empathy and acceptance of all people, especially trans people, in a time when vitriol and hate seem to reverberate in social media and among political leaders. “You can’t change everything you don’t understand,” he sings.

"We #WontBeErased" also comes with a visual that is simple but effective. Showcasing a slideshow of young trans people-- “only a handful,” writes Wilson, “of the 1.4 million who will be directly affected by trumps memo if it’s made a reality" -- he drives home the point that trans people from all walks of life will be affected if the memo becomes a reality.

Watch the powerful visual below:


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.