Portraits Of Tracy press photo
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Discover “The Afterparty” Remixes by Portraits Of Tracy

Portraits Of Tracy (@portraitsoftracy) is a rising 19-year-old artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Not too long ago, she released two remixed versions of “The Afterparty” single that appears on her “Drive Home: Parting Gifts” album.

Portraits Of Tracy – “The Afterparty (Disco Version)”

Paying homage to classic DJ culture, “The Afterparty (Disco Version)” contains the original’s piano-driven melody for vibrant, psychedelic synths and a driving four-on-the-floor beat – alongside “The Afterparty (French House Instrumental),” which morphs into a club-ready anthem. Both versions are produced entirely by Portraits of Tracy and mark the first of several Drive Home remixes to come.

Tracy shared, “‘The Afterparty’ remixes were mostly inspired by works that were also shameless love letters to the ‘70s/late ‘60s including some of my favorite movies like Breakfast On Pluto, Dreamgirls, Air (like the band)…the list goes on and on! I also took heavy inspiration from ‘French house’ musicians who adored the pure essence of the ‘70s, like Justice and SebastiAn.”

Portraits Of Tracy – “Drive Home: Parting Gifts”

Portraits Of Tracy – “Drive Home: Parting Gifts” album cover art

Portraits of Tracy (she/they) is the project of Tracy Geneviève Amare, who emerged as a self-taught experimental music icon with her 2023 album “Drive Home,” an extraordinary statement of autonomy and sonic freedom. The 17-track concept record tracks the odyssey of the main character Junie by frantically whipping between elements of classic rock, hip-hop, R&B, soul, and psychedelic indie rock.

Portraits of Tracy – “Drive Home” album

Portraits of Tracy - “Drive Home” album cover art

These wide-ranging influences are assembled into unconventional, frenzied structures that release into transcendent emotion. Drive Home’s unbounded and vivid sound captures Tracy’s tumultuous journey of finding her voice and starting her own life as a Black, queer teen.

An online music prodigy who found early inspiration in video games, Tracy taught herself how to produce as a child and later found an audience on YouTube for her incredibly accurate recreations of Tyler, the Creator, and Madlib songs. Joined by a cast of voice actors on “Drive Home,” Tracy performs witty dialogue as Junie—on top of rapping, singing, recording, producing, and composing the entirety of “Drive Home.” Evoking madness and technical rigor, the album is a masterful feat of storytelling and world-building.

Beneath the surface, Drive Home’s narrative serves as an analogy for Tracy’s journey in accepting herself as transgender, with all of its ego deaths and shattering of expectations—of herself, her family, and society at large.

We recommend adding Portraits Of Tracy’s “The Afterparty (Disco Version)” single to your favorite alternative playlist. Let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainmentthe hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to support our merchandise and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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