Written by: Bee Reed
In her brand new album, released on March 2nd alongside the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, RuPaul seems to reach back into her past for some great new dance tracks. The music on this seventh studio album of the drag superstars seems reminiscent of the house music that surrounded the club kid era of the late 80s and 90s. Given that RuPaul got his start in the entertainment industry as a radio host around the 90s, it makes sense that she’d pay homage to that part of her life in this celebratory album.
The album, comprised almost exclusively of upbeat dance tracks and house music, stands in stark contrast to Ru’s last album Born Naked which featured a range of styles from modern pop with the ever catchy “Sissy That Walk” to the smooth folksy sounding “Can I Get An Amen” featuring Martha Walsh. Although Realness presents a different style of RuPaul’s musical tastes, it’s certainly not lacking on special guest features. With singles that feature his long-time squirrel friend Michelle Visage and another that features the drag legend ChiChi LaRue, Realness brings together a number of drag community icons.
As per usual, the entire album is available on iTunes. But if you want to preview some of the new tracks, you can listen to them on the Spotify playlist below:
If you like what you hear, be sure to show your support for Ru’s new album and all of her guest artists by buying it on iTunes today.