Queer Folk Artist, Indiana Queen releases a visual album "Summon Without Sorrow". The album includes "Nashville Don’t Give A Damn”, about the uphill battle facing gay artists in Nashville, and “You Are Not Alone”, a song of particular interest to the thousands of disenfranchised LGBTQ men and women picketing the Trump Presidency.
Indian Queen (Kevin Thornton) grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac and Still & Nash. At a later age he opened Pandora's Box after receiving a subscription to Columbia House and the penny cassettes poured in. He was exposed to new songs. He began listening to 80's British bands like the Smiths and the Cure. The culmination of these two genres has influenced his authentic raw sound. This mix of sounds is definitely heard on "Summon Without Sorrow".
The album has many tracks which all intertwine, but standouts include the song “This is How it Goes.” It tells the tale of growing up queer in a religious town and being in love with a fellow church-member. It was a secret love affair in Thornton’s mind which never came to fruition. As an adult, he now reflects and wondered what happened to him. This is a very relatable experience for the LGBTQ+ community, and it is perfectly translated in this song. “I like telling a gay story in a genre that has historically not accepted LGBTQ+ people,” says Thornton. “It’s a perspective that needs to be heard.”