POP-PUNKERS JOOLS DROP NEW SINGLE, “CROSS-DRESSING IN A FREUDIAN SLIP”, CELEBRATING ALL THINGS DRAG AND PENALISING THE GOVERNMENT
UK-based Jools are back again with the vivacious “Cross-Dressing In A Freudian Slip.” This track celebrates the artform of drag, also known as cross-dressing, but boldly nail the U.K. government to the wall with their critical treatment of how the government is underfunding the arts.
Similar in nature to their last track, “How Can Some Experience What Pride Is Without Liberation For All?”, at the core of Jools is a burning ember of political and social issues that they use their platforms and music unapologetically vocalise.
“’Cross-Dressing in a Freudian Slip’ is a toast to the importance of the arts. The title, is a nod towards the art of drag – with a ‘Freudian Slip’ being an unintentional projection of subconscious feelings, and a ‘slip’ typically being known as a women’s undergarment. Drag is my favourite art form, and an art form I’m hoping to explore once the live sector returns.
Lyrically, what truly lit the fire under the arse of this song, is the government’s continuous underfunding of the arts. This is nothing new either. What is it about creativity that terrifies politicians? Which is a rhetorical question by the way, I know exactly what it fucking is, art is a safe space to challenge political and social issues, it’s a safe space to explore self-expression, to bend societal norms. Of course, it’s a right wing politicians worst nightmare, they’re all absolute fucking stiffs. Ultimately, it seemed appropriate now more than to ever, to highlight the importance of the arts, and express my gratitude towards them. This record for me was cathartic. I needed to write these words, and share them.”
— Mitchell Gordon (vocalist)
Jools are scheduled for the following forthcoming shows: Rae, Rosa Parks, Gen And The Degenerates, and Immerse and play Farm Fest and Furnace Fest in 2021.
They also have plans in the works for a UK and mainland Europe tour in 2021.