Geelong drag queen Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera drop sassy debut single ‘Encore’
20.05.2022

Geelong drag queen Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera drop sassy debut single ‘Encore’

Australia’s favourite drag divas Art Simone and Etcetera Etcetera know their audience always wants more – and now they’re giving it to them with debut single.

Two of the country’s biggest drag powerhouses have made their debut into the music world, released just in time for their new national tour As Seen On TV which kicks off next week.

Titled ‘Encore’, the Queens are bringing fierce and high-energy dance music to the fore, blending heavy beats and theatrical elements together for a bold, colourful three and a half-minute track. Absolute fire.

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Sassy, fun and super camp, the catchy pop track is sure to become a club favourite and will also feature in their upcoming shows.

“We’re back for more Australia! As everything reopens and we all go back to our lives, we thought it was a perfect chance to refresh and re-introduce ourselves to the planet,” says Art Simone, AKA Geelong local Jack Daye and Piano Bar resident queen.

“This is our encore and the world is our stage – this track is a packed with personality, toe tapping and a love letter to everyone who has been hiding in the curtains – it’s time to step out into the spotlight and take your applause!”

“Getting to share our stories with the world is a dream come true – but this is just the beginning,” adds Etcetera Etcetera.

“As the old saying goes, the show must go on – and we wrote this song to tell the world we still have a few tricks up our glittery sleeves! The track is high energy, uplifting and catchy. I’ve had it stuck in my head for weeks and I wrote it!”

The track co-written and executive produced by rising queer pop star and Tiktok viral personality Beks, whose first single ‘Stars In My Eyes’ chartered #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Dance Charts. Her next two singles featured in national ad campaigns with Channel 7’s Home and Away with the singer soon to perform her song ‘Thing About Us’ on Season 2 of US NBC TV series Young Rock.

“Having first met as co-hosts on Loud n Queer TV, a livestream music and variety show I produced during Covid, I fell in love with Etc Etc. I then saw Art Simone perform at the Imperial, my jaw to the floor. I was honoured when they reached out to me to executive produce and co-write ‘Encore,’” says Beks.

“Getting to work directly with artists I respect and admire was a dream come true, bringing their stories to life with the help of my producer Pat Byrne. We really pulled focus on their inspirations and created a song that embodies their strengths, engagement and supreme talent.”

Can I get an encore up in here?!

Stream the single here. Catch the two Queens are their As Seen On Tv tour at Bendigo, Geelong, Ballarat and Colac Piano Bar venues this June. Tickets here