Episode from the podcastSwitched on Pop

I Am America (w Shea Diamond and Justin Tranter)

Released Tuesday, 30th June 2020
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Shea Diamond has experienced so many facets of America as a black trans woman, and with songwriter Justin Tranter, she's woven those experiences into "I Am America," a blistering, funky anthem about community and belonging. Her track is also the theme song for the new HBO show "We're Here," which follows a team of a drag queens bringing drag shows to small towns across the country, challenging our assumptions about who makes up the "real America."
We sit down with Diamond and Tranter to discuss singing as preaching, what it means to release this track during Pride month, why the flat seventh hits so good, and how the horns on the song feature producer Eren Cannata's dad Richie on sax, making this bop a true family affair.
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66523541
Episode Number
171
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Podcast ID
143420

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Length
22m 22s
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No
Episode
171
Episode Type
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