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Date TimeSeptember 23, 2019
VoiceThe singer, who identifies as transmasculine, talks about his ‘politically risky’ new album and the difficulties behind his transition
Jana Hunter: I spent most of my life hiding from myself
In November of 2005, Jana Hunter released a collection of songs recorded almost entirely alone over a decade, titled Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom. It was Hunter’s first solo album after years of collaborating with the 2000s freak-folk mainstay Devendra Banhart. The album contained short songs (mostly hovering around the two-minute mark) that were haunting and wistful, with muddled vocals and warped instrumentation, and earned Hunter glowing reviews and a proper spot in the then blossoming world of blog-approved indie music.
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