Flint Eastwood, SXSW and Tour dates

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<Michigan’s finest, Flint Eastwood, releases her video for “Queen,” co-directed and edited by Flint Eastwood [Jax Anderson] herself, ahead of SXSW next week and her spring headline tour. Talking about the video, Jax says: “it was made with a bunch of friends in Detroit, MI. I wanted to create a feeling of empowerment and confidence in unused spaces. Queen is about taking charge and owning up to your own kingdom, and in a way I wanted to showcase mine.”

The track is a fitting tribute to human rights with a focus on female empowerment, and stands tall as the first offering from her forthcoming Broke Royalty EP, out on Neon Gold Records on April 14th. Featuring collaborations with GRiZ, Paul Meany of MUTEMATH and Tommy English (BØRNS). “Queen” went to #3 on HypeM having received extensive blog pick up internationally, and is currently in rotation on Ebro’s Beats 1 radio show, as well as CIMX in Detroit & Live 105 in San Francisco.

3.10 – Austin, TX @ Yessian Showcase (Craftsman) (RSVP)
3.10 – Austin, TX @ Do512 Interactive (Hotel Vegas) 7:30pm (RSVP)
3.14 – Austin, TX @ Michigan House (Stay Gold) 11:30pm (RSVP)
3.15 – Austin, TX @ Neon Golden (Empire Garage) 7:45pm (INFO)
3.16 – Austin, TX @ Disco Naïveté / Pukkelpop (Sidewinder) 9pm (RSVP)
3.17 – Austin, TX @ New Shapes Day Party (Sidewinder)
4.19 – Forth Worth, TX – Less Stress Fest
4.6 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
4.7 – Dekalb, IL – The House Cafe
4.14 – Detroit, MI – The Fisher Building (info)
4.20 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
4.21 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
4.22 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg
4.23 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Back Room
4.27 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
4.28 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
4.29 – Winona, MN – Midwest Music Fest
5.4 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom And Tavern
5.5 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
5.6 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
5.20 – Denver, CO – Project Pabst Festival
5.26 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival
6.29-7.2 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival

A little bit about the video

“Queen 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.”

Photo credit: Nicole Shakelford

It’s more than a gender thing for the Detroit-based artist though. It’s about overcoming feelings of uncertainty and forces of disempowerment; it’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 Eastwood’s 2017 EP.

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 “Queen” from Anderson’s forthcoming EP reveals anything about the songstress, it’s that she’s everything she needs to be.

Watch it, here