Jakk Fynn, a transmasculine Latinx pop artist committed to redefining masculinity, has dropped his latest single.
Titled “Fire,” the new song is a dance track with a melody that as intense as its topic: unrequited love, be it personal or societal.
“Fire” is a pop dance track that addresses the hardship of relationships changing when people go in different directions, while celebrating the connection by promising to always be a caring “ride or die.”
The artist, who goes by the pronouns he/him, says, “Oftentimes, queer individuals don’t feel wholly accepted, seen or loved for who they are. When romantic feelings are so infrequently returned, this can exacerbate an already deeply internalized identity struggle.”
He adds, “Attraction and love are fairly involuntary. Our central nervous system is a massive orchestration of electrical impulses that ‘fire.’”
The accompanying music video for “Fire,” featuring a diverse cast, will debut Wednesday, November 13.
Jakk is the descendent of Mexican immigrants, with pop-punk and post-hardcore musical roots, who is committed to using pop music’s power to uplift audiences and challenge toxic social narratives – especially for audiences who don’t often see themselves fairly and accurately represented in mainstream culture. . He grew up – and still resides in – Southern California.
He was cited in 2018 by the website Control Forever in an article about transgender artists to watch. His previous single, “Share the Seconds,” was also released in 2018.