Adeem the Artist’s ‘Anniversary’ is a Complex, Deeply Moving Homecoming

LGBTQIA+
By
Steacy Easton
June 5, 2024
The Bluegrass Situation
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In the press release for their 2024 album Anniversary, Adeem the Artist, the non-binary, self-described “cast iron pansexual” singer-songwriter, mentions that the album is queer country – as a genre, not simply as music made by queer people, but as a whole new thing. They also mention recording and creating with their child, their partner, and their tour manager, in a week off from touring in semi-rural Texas. The album is a deeply moving, hauntingly specific, and profoundly sophisticated look at the interweavings of family and a (literally) hostile landscape.

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Hannah Bingham

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