Popshop West 048: Flint Eastwood
Thursday, June 01
Show @ 7:00 PM MDT
Price: $12.00 – $14.00
Ages: 18 and Over
Much like the city that shapes her work, Detroit-based Jax Anderson, aka Flint Eastwood, wakes up everyday confronting a world that tells us that we are not good enough, not unique enough, not rich, beautiful or smart enough; not the right color; not the right gender. Success is as subjective as it is elusive, but if the debut single â€œQueenâ€ from Andersonâ€™s forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, itâ€™s that sheâ€™s everything she needs to be. â€œQueen was written about the first time I was asked what it was like being a woman in music. I’ve always been the boss of my art– I write my own songs, I play shows, I design a lot of my own graphics, make my own videos, craft my own photos, and I hustle alongside an amazing group of people just like every artist does. I had never considered myself different for being a woman. I have always set the standard with my team that I am the boss, regardless of my gender identity.â€ Itâ€™s more than a gender thing for the Detroit-based artist though. Itâ€™s about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and forces of disempowerment; itâ€™s about realizing your self-worth and carving your own path. The powerful indie-pop record is filled with urban percussion and orchestral instrumentation, and is a fitting lead single for Flint Eastwoodâ€™s 2017 EP. Crafted entirely at Assemble Sound, an 1870’s church repurposed into a recording compound and creative hub for musicians founded by Anderson in 2015, the forthcoming project has found production support from fellow Detroit-native GRiZ & MUTEMATHâ€™s Paul Meany, as well as a track with principle BÃ˜RNS collaborator Tommy English, and a home with Neon Gold Records (Christine And The Queens, Charli XCX, Marina & The Diamonds, et al). Coming this spring, the forthcoming EP will bring Flint Eastwood’s artistic vision and story to a national audience at a time when it’s needed most.