When the world at large polices your expression, limits your resources, and overlooks your creative efforts simply for being yourself, carving out new and unconventional avenues to success becomes imperative.
Bell’s Roar, the solo project of Sean Desiree, personifies this struggle. The Albany, NY-based musician released We Carry Us last month, a collection of ten gorgeous tracks about trans community, perseverance, rectitude and self-love. Across the record, Desiree meticulously cultivates the most tender and worrisome of feelings around a glut of sounds: it’s alternative soul, jubilant synth-pop, and oceanic dream-jazz from one moment to the next– a viscous, mystifying bedlam.
On the outset of their Art Funds Art Tour, a wonderful funding initiative for marginalized artists, we invited Bell’s Roar to our studios to chat about their newest record, independent musicianship, activism, table-making and more!
This interview was conducted by Hayden Fisher on February 2nd, 2018.
All bed music by Bell’s Roar.
The Art Funds Art Tour:
Feb 11, The Pinhook, Durham, NC
Feb 12, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Feb 21, Btr Radio, New York, NY
Feb 25, Social Justice Center, Albany, NY