Here, Queer, & Staying (debut single)

by Jay-MarieisHoly

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“Here, Queer and Staying”, the debut single from newcomer Jay-MarieisHoly, is an ode the gender expansive, cisheteronormative-resistant masses. With a bass-driven melody and tastefully light jazz guitar throughout, the laid back track gifts listeners a pause in their power, and simultaneous lifting via four minutes of undeniable sonic soothing.


Round the cycle we still go
Mourning what we hate to know
New dead

Wishing I ain't have to see
So much death in front of me
More gone

School and home and work and play
The fight is always rigged their way
This pain is a job that's never done

See but I can't change the game
we all got to play
No no no matter what I say
But I can change the rules that we play by
Heres one that's nonnegotiable

Here, Queer, Stayin
We’re here
And we ain't goin nowhere x2

So much death out in these streets
We have had to redefine

You've pushed us out and kept us down
You can't get away with this much

We’re up in your workplace
All up in your bathrooms
We gotta make a life just like

We are here and we are queer and we are trans/
And we ain’t goin nowhere


released May 30, 2018
Bass, Vocals: Jay-MarieisHoly
Jazz Guitar: Chanelle Ignant
Cajon, Drum kit: Jeremy Hoenig
Production & Mastering: Michael Thompson


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Jay-MarieisHoly St. Louis, Missouri

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and Gender- & Genre-Busting artist Jay-MarieisHoly (they/them) is on a mission to reclaim W(Holy)ness in a binary world meant to break. Their unique bass-melodic driven sound and androgynous voice sit in the spirit, with an unabashed tenderness. Unapologetically Black, queer, trans and feeling, Jay-MarieisHoly’s unique tenderness is a mood to be reckoned with. ... more

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