Amanda Lepore reveals her music, like her, is "flirty, sexy and fun" and her new self-titled EP is all about that
Amanda Lepore says she loves how David Bowie played on sexuality, androgyny and brought it to the mainstream.
Amanda Lepore is many things – a singer, an actress, a live performer, an LGBTQ+ icon and so much more. In her most recent artistic endeavor, the internationally-renowned celebrity has been making her new EP ‘Lepore,’ which features, among other songs, ‘Buckle Up,’ and ‘The Jean Genie.’
Lepore spoke at length with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about ‘Lepore’, during which she revealed she wants her fans to remember and have “fun with dating apps” when they listen to ‘Buckle Up.’ And, as fun and to the point as that song is, the one that really touches upon her as an artist and us as her fans is her cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Jean Genie.’
“I always thought David was so ahead of his time, so brilliant and creative. I love how he played on sexuality, androgyny, he was one of the first to bring it mainstream,” she said, adding how ‘Ziggy Stardust’ was one of her favorites – the science fiction and fantasy. “That is something I am drawn to, and how I am, being more alternative, rather than what’s expected or what is ‘popular.’”
Even though she was constantly approached for new music by multiple people, and fans kept requesting her for more of her work, it was the realization that she hasn’t released something new in a really long time that led her back to the studio. “I selected my favorite tracks and just got into the studio! I also did a cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Jean Genie.’ I was performing it live for months and then when he passed away, I knew I had to have it on my EP as a tribute to him,” she revealed.
About the beginning of her musical journey, she elaborated: “I started making music with Cazwell. He came to me with music he wrote based on me and my personality. We had so much fun with it, and the fans loved it. I love to entertain, so it became part of my life and helped me grow as an artist. Then people just started bringing music to me. I select what appeals to me the most, what I feel represents me, to record.”
There will be more music from her soon. “I might start working on new music over the summer depending on my schedule,” she said, adding that other than the two videos that have already been released, her other songs in ‘Lepore’ may not get video treatment. She does have the perfect five words to describe the EP: “Glamorous, flirtatious, funny, down-to-Earth, creative and disciplined…” The same words would describe her, she relates, adding that “flirty, sexy and fun” also applies to her and her music.
As an artist, performing live is what appeals the most to Lepore, who claims that it is a fun way to reach out to her fans – “Who are the best!”