With her debut LP “Leafcutter” out next Friday, June Jones shares the deeply personal single ‘Home’.
The immediate drop of blistering synths on ‘Home’ quickly changes mood once Jones’ poignant lyrics draw you in into beautifully devastating queer electro, similar to ANOHNI. From fast-paced techno-driven electro to lyrics that sound plaintive on the surface, ‘Home’ is constantly shifting between states of hopefulness and more sombre moments, narrating the journey of Jones’ life as a trans woman, and the journey she is still on.
“It’s a song about being a trans woman in love, both with another person, and (eventually, hopefully) with herself,” Jones explains. “It’s a reflection on the idea of the body as a place that we are always arriving at, a home that is both constant and constantly changing.”
The video for ‘Home’ portrays Jones playing multiple characters, exploring further upon the idea of personal imagery and how your own perception of self changes throughout time. “Originally, I was planning to play just a single character in the clip, one who could embody the way that I see myself – as a trans woman, as someone whose relationship with her body has been tumultuous but in no way wholly negative. It soon dawned on me that I could never do that with just one character.”
“Leafcutter” is out February 19th.