Transgender Superstar Mila Jam New Single ‘Faces’ Celebrates Acceptance
(New York) – Transgender Superstar Mila Jam’s newly released single, “Faces,” celebrates individual beauty, self acceptance and everyone’s right to belong.
“Today’s media bombards us with negative images and ideas,” says the transgender Youtube sensation-turned-recording artist. “I wanted to make a song that would force everyone to take a deeper look into our individual worlds, and to recognize the beauty that we each offer to the world.”
“We all wear our plastic smiles out in the world while inside, we hide our true fears and loathing and feelings of inadequacy,” Mila Jam continues. “‘Faces’ is about staring boldly into that mirror and realizing that we do belong, we are enough, and someone will love us for who we really are.”
In addition to the official music video, Mila celebrated Trans Awareness Day earlier this month by releasing an equally compelling music video for her song, featuring many of the leading “Faces” in today’s LGBTQ community including Unbreakable’s Titus Burgess, Laverne Cox, supermodel Geena Rocero, Candis Cayne, RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Peppermint, Transparent’s Zackary Drucker and Trace Lysette, and many more, all lip syncing to Mila’s formidable vocals.
Though the video highlights faces of the LGBTQ community, Mila says the journey to self-acceptance is universal, no matter who you are or what may be looking back at you in the mirror. She believes that working through life’s dark uncertainties is about learning to radiate one’s own light: Bravely, Unapologetically, Authentically, and Happily. Additional LGBTQ notables who appear in the Trans Awareness music video are trans businesswoman Angelica Ross, Sense8’s Jamie Clayton, MTV Making His Band’s Jaila Simms, MTV Real World’s Davis Mallory, Dollhouse diva Lina Bradford, Jai Rodriguez, Ari Gold and the transgender actress from TV Land’s Lopez series, Rain Valdez.
Mila Jam is an NYC-based transgender YouTube Sensation turned pop recording artist. She is best known for her one of a kind music videos and unforgettable stage performances. She has toured internationally with the Broadway musical Rent and performed alongside James Brown, Mark Ronson, Laverne Cox, Travis Wall, Jody Watley, Lady Kier (Deee-Lite) and Natasha Bedingfield. TV appearances include the BBC’s The Lilly Allen Show, MTV and MTV News. Mila was named Odyssey Nightlife Awards Breakthrough Artist in 2015, and she was awarded Best Video and Dance Artist at the 2013 GLAM Nightlife Awards. She is host of the original YouTube Talk Show Series, I’m From Driftwood.
“The writing process for ‘Faces’ was extremely intuitive,” Mila recalls. “My team and I were just playing around in the studio, humming along to the track, and out came this uplifting and inspiring song. It was all just so natural.”
Mila Jam is currently working on a full-length album to be released this summer.