Conversations with Queer musicians from around the world.
‘I felt isolated. I also felt like I had to obey because it was better to obey and be in a space that I knew than to branch out and touch unchartered waters.”
This episode contains references to suicide. Please https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/behaviours/help-for-suicidal-thoughts/ (click here) for help and advice.
Rebel Will hails from Toronto in Canada. He has a number of singles out including, ’Til the Sun Comes Down’, ‘Better’, and the 2021 release ‘Rocky’. Waiting in the wings ready for an Autumn release is the album, ‘Rebel Futurism’. He works for the LGBTQIA charity It Gets Better Canada and is a spokesperson for Pride Toronto.
In this episode, Rebel Will discusses the pressures of being marketed and told that his authentic self had no commercial value. And how the pressure of this led him into a depressive spiral. He reveals his very personal journey through a domestically abusive relationship and its climax in a suicide attempt. And how empowering it is to see other Black, Queer artists gaining traction in the music scene.
In The Key of Q publishes every Tuesday (‘Quesday’) and is available at inthekeyofq.com, on Apple, Spotify, Google, Stitcher, Gaana, TuneIn, Overcast, PlayerFM, Deezer, Saavn and most other podcast platforms. Its social media homes are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Emmet Michael talks honestly about drink & drugs addiction; his empowering journey transitioning from female to male and offers a 101 lesson in How To Ride A Unicycle!
FURILLOSTAR discusses his admiration for Lil Nas X; the love he has for his belittled hometown of Flint (Michigan) and his plans to create community spaces for forgotten communities.
Black and Queer: Part 2
Part 2 of a 2-part special in which musician Carrington Kelso discusses Black, Queer identity intersectionality with award-winning comedian Sampson McCormick and In the Key of Q alumni Ty McKinnie (ep 2) and The IZM (ep 10).
Black and Queer: Part 1
Part 1 of a 2-part special in which musician Carrington Kelso discusses Black, Queer identity intersectionality with In the Key of Q alumni Ty McKinnie (ep 2) and The IZM (ep 10).
Vincent DiGeronimo in the Key of Q
Vincent covers school bullying, growing up queer amongst FFA (Future Farmers of America) and the pain caused by the passing of his father.
Had only planned to dip in for five minutes and see what it was about but ended up playing the whole 30 minute episode. Wicked.
Interesting and entertaining. Delightful and insightful. You can tell Dan has a real passion for music and a genuine admiration for each of hits guests. Well worth a weekly listen!
Discovering some great music
Thanks Dan- this series is great. I’m loving the music AND the stories from your guests! X