As far as what the album sounds like, it's going to be a very diverse mixture of songs, mainly because we wrote and recorded the record over the course of two and a half years. Nonetheless we promise you won't be let down. We have tracks that are very dark and melodic, to some that are dancey and a couple acoustic tracks that are very intimate. The album flows very well!
During that time I was playing in two bands and touring. Things got overwhelming and I decide to basically quit playing music and go into hiding and focus on my transition in 2009. Fast forward a couple years to early 2011-12 and Jessica and I decided to form a new band in San Francisco.
Over the course of the next two years we wrote many songs and made countless trips to Los Angles to record. During that process I met Millie Chan and we all immediately all hit it off. We knew she was the missing piece to the band.
|Photo by Joseph Viles - in Los Angeles, California.|
Monika: In 2015 you will have a new film coming out, directed by Tony Minas. It is called “The Story of Isley Reust, Transwoman”…
In the film I play a trans woman who sets off on a journey to find true happiness and self discovery. I'm extremely excited for this film and the direction it's headed. We also play to have it in some international film festivals and do some art exhibits with it as well.
|A still from “The Story of Isley Reust, Transwoman”.|
Monika: On 10 October 2014, “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” premiered with its first episode, and you participated in this project too!
I've heard nothing but positive feedback from it so far. I make appearances throughout the show and also have a featured bonus segment. I believe episode 6 they show some of my YouTube footage.
Monika: Did you have a chance to make friends with Laura Jane Grace?
|The Spectacular Trio: Isley Reust, Millie Chan and Jessica De Grasse.|
So far 2014 has been the best year of my life. All I can say is for 2015 is going to be a big year for me!