Today, Trixie Mattel drops “Hello Hello”, her first new original music of 2021 and a crackling bite of what’s to come from the drag legend’s forthcoming new album. With sonics calling to mind Trixie’s admiration for The Go-Gos, The Strokes & The Donnas, and a gorgeously choreographed video (Fosse to the Nth degree!), “Hello Hello” (out via PEG Records) is the next brick in Trixie’s road to musical domination.
“Hello Hello” is a flirtatious, femme fatale pick-up song. Where her acclaimed recent collab with Orville Peck (a cover of the Johnny & June Carter Cash rendition of “Jackson”) paid respects to classic country, and her last album ‘Barbara’ was overflowing with the vibes of a sun-drenched SoCal, “Hello Hello” is a wild, in-your-face garage rock anthem that marks the continued evolution of Trixie Mattel’s musical journey.
Of the video, Trixie said “I was very inspired by Fosse’s “Sweet Charity,” Gwen Verdon in “Mexican Breakfast,” and the TV show “Hullabaloo.” The song is about heavy handed flirting with someone while you’re in drag- using body language and eye contact to say “hello” from across a room. I wanted to spend all my time and money on the dancing so the styling and shooting was all very clean and minimal to feature the movement.”
Trixie Mattel’s past musical releases have been praised by NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Consequence, NME, Paper, Nylon and more. The drag legend has also blossomed within the worlds of cosmetics (her self-started Trixie Cosmetics company regularly releases quick-to-sell-out new items), blogging (recently launched the GOOPED newsletter with drag partner-in-crime Katya via Substrack), writing (Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood was a NY Times Best-Seller), podcasting (The Bald and The Beautiful is a Queerty Award-winner), digital content creation (her multiple web endeavors just won her an American Influencer Award), television (her forthcoming “Trixie Motel” renovation show is currently in production for a 2022 season via discovery+), and live performance (her forthcoming Trixie and Katya Live tour will kick off in March 2022 and is already selling out).
Most recently, Trixie partnered with Integrity Toys to release the “Trixie” doll, and she was announced as one of the judges for the forthcoming Paramount+ Queen of the Universe singing competition alongside Michelle Visage, Leona Lewis and Vanessa Williams.