New York-based queer musicians Jessica 6 sing out against abuse and misunderstanding in this TheNewGay.net exclusive featuring their track “Even the Heartless.”
Lead singer and transwoman Nomi Ruiz had this to say about the song’s relevance to LGBT youth dealing with bullying and isolation:
“The song is about being brought back to an abusive relationship and realizing that even a heartless abuser is human after all. I think it gives victims of any type of abuse physical, mental, verbal, being bullied, etc. something to relate to. It lets them know that they are not alone. We are all in this together and we should always reach for the light on the other side of the dark.”
Jessica 6 joins musical groups like The New Pornographers, Chris Pureka, and Free Energy in pairing with TheNewGay to deliver anti-suicide messages to queer youth as part of the It Gets Better project.