The season is a standout moment RuPaul’s Drag Race UK It had a role Frock destroyer.
Queen-Teestant Blue hydrangea, White chips And Divine country Gathered for a song challenge and brought us a very interesting hit “Break Up (Bye Bye)”. The track rocketed through the charts, hit # 3 on iTunes and entered the Big UK Top 40 at # 10. The song made “Tradition” a top-10 hit on the UK charts performed by a drag group.
In the brand new Doku series, Frequent commentaryWe see behind-the-scenes footage of Frock Destroyers making and recording albums, Frock 4 LifeWhich features the smash hits “Har Majesty,” “Big Ben” and “Fame Whore”. Frequent commentary Document the many obstacles and challenges faced by the team and the producers Leland, Freddie Scott And Gabe Lopez (Composer, lyricist and long time collaborator Rupel’s drag race)
Speaking of which, the four-part Doku-Series lists the band’s ups and downs, revealing funny and touching moments that occur when the heels open and the make-up washes off. Following the band as they released the album worldwide and embarked on their first tour, the series also gave a peek behind the scenes at World of Wonder as it plunged into the process of creating the album during a global epidemic and a creative journey with key staff.
We were able to steal some moments with Baga and Blue (while Divina is rehearsing for her star to come.) Headwig and Angry Inch) And talk about what will happen next in the series and Frock Destroyer in our exclusive interview.
I know you’ve probably been asked this a million times, but have you ever imagined that you sang as part of a song? Drag race Will the challenge lead you to all this?
Blue Hydrangea: Absolutely not – because I think we were underdogs in situations where we weren’t picked first. And then we had some kind of evidence. I think at that moment, we knew it was going to be iconic and it was like a gay song or whatever. I didn’t think we would chart. I didn’t think we would have an album. We didn’t think we would make a music video, but that’s fun. The whole thing is I work with my friends and do great things. That has been the best part.
White chips: When we were on the charts, for example, I think I was at GAY and Jeremy said, “You’re like number two on the iTunes chart.” And I was like, “What?” I know Ru Paul’s songs and stuff, but before Frock Destroyer, I never knew a Drag Queen or Drag Band would be on the charts but it was crazy. And we’ve performed in front of thousands of people around the world. We even did Morocco. It’s just been a whirlwind.
What was your biggest challenge recording this album?
Blue: I think it’s for me because I can’t sing (laughs). Well, it wasn’t my intention to sing after that Drag race. So, I guess the whole experience was new to me … and then it got harder. It was harder because we were zooming in and out of things, but it was great because during lockdown we were all going through different things. I mean our whole industry was kind of no longer one thing. It was impossible for people to go out and enjoy the tension in the clubs.
It would be nice to sit down with my friends every week to write some songs and have fun, because it made it so that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, something we can wait for.
Apart from virtually recording, what other challenges did you face during the epidemic?
White: Okay, usually we would be able to sit down together and write a song together, you know, we would sit around a table and go like this, “Oh, I like this song. Oh, I like this. Oh, this should be called Blue. Oh. , Boga, you should do it a little. ” And it was all over the zoom and it was all through phone calls and it was creatively better when you were together in the same room. And even when we recorded the album, obviously we had to do tests and masks and it’s a bit harder to sing when you have to wear a mask.
Now you are not unfamiliar with reality television, but what was the camera like to follow you during this process?
Blue: I think it’s funny because people see a different side. When you turn on Drag race, You like the most glamorous version of your own. You know, you have to have nice clothes. You have to be in form. You have to give your best. Although this whole thing looks like what’s behind the scenes.
And in reality, we were three queens just trying to create something really fun in a dark time. And I think the documentary is a product of its time, because of its many self-shots, most of which we wear masks and try to stay six feet away from people and have hindrances to meetings and greetings so we can’t communicate with fans. It’s all that kind of thing. So, I think that’s really what it is. It’s like peeking behind a screen to see what we’ve done to put it together.
You have a favorite song on the album and if so, why is it your favorite?
White: I love “Rate Glory” because it’s a bright beat, you know? It’s very British and very regal and it’s a big introduction song to the album. It starts with, “We all bow our heads.” We just did the palladium and when the music started for him, the crowd just screamed. I think some people like it more than “break up (bye bye)”. It’s crazy.
Blue: I also like “Har Mahima”, but there is a new rock version of “Break Up (Bye Bye)” that has just been released that was released alongside the documentary – and it’s incredible.
What’s next for frock destroyers?
Blue: We’re doing LA DragCon and we’re traveling up and down the United States. We got Australia. I want to do more music and hope Eurovision. How are you, Boga?
White: Yes, we are going all over America. New York, LA, Chicago, Texas, Florida, Washington, everywhere. I love the states and New York is my favorite place in the whole world. And it has to meet with people in person because they always give the message and they really support it and they say, “Please come to the United States, please come to the United States.” And we’re getting bloody now, so get ready. The British are coming. It’s going to be like Beatlemania!
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