When Trixie Mattel released her first two albums, Two Birds and One Stone, fans were stunned by the queen’s folksy sound, defying the markedly false stereotype that “drag music” is made up of club bangers and half-baked pop songs. But now, Mattel is giving fans another twist by trading in her auto-harp for an electric guitar.
On Friday (May 17), Mattel released her new song “Yellow Cloud,” a plugged-in, ‘60s-style folk-rock track featuring Mattel dreaming of an idyllic future where she settles down with that special someone. “I can see the picket fences/ I can see you mow the lawn,” she sings. “Got no fear and no pretenses/ We got nothin' but our sunglasses on.”