Austin Lucas “Just A Girl” – covering with a reason

On this latest release from Austin Lucas we find that this cover of No Doubt’s song “Just A Girl” is by way of carrying a message – and since it’s quite an important one we’re going to just hand over to Austin Lucas to explain:  “The story of how I decided to record this song is one that is deeply woven into the fabric of my coming to understand myself to be a non-binary trans person. Having lived my entire life with a nagging inside, telling me something about myself that I instinctively knew, yet was unable to put my finger on. Something always found me gravitating towards voices, songs and stories, written and performed by women and gender non-conforming artists. Something buried but always lingering and nagging just below the surface, that always set me apart from other men and boys around me. Although I felt these things intrinsically, I hadn’t the language to describe or own them until very recent history. Over the many years spent, both as a human being and artist, I sometimes deliberately and often accidentally sought to express those things through the lyrics that I wrote and the songs I chose to cover. An example of which I proudly present to the world here in the form of a song thats true sadness may have been hard to fully grasp when first presented to the world as an up-tempo Ska song.

About Jonathan Aird 2564 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments