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Wrabel Opens Up On 'The Village' Resonating With The Trans Community

Wrabel Opens Up On 'The Village' Resonating With The Trans Community

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Plus, the singer-songwriter's new EP drops today!

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It truly does take a village.

Queer singer and songwriter Wrabel is opening up like never before on his own coming out journey, battle with sobriety, and finally reaching a state of happiness on his brand new EP Chapter of Me.

"Throughout my career, I've seen what happens when you tell a true story and what happens when you dig a little deeper than maybe you want to. My hope is just that that can feel relatable. Music is so powerful, because it can have that connection and it can offer this imaginary hand out to someone," Wrabel tells PRIDE.

By putting his heart on his sleeve in this new body of work, the singer is hoping many people can find comfort and relate to the powerful lyrics.

"It's really songs to me, from me, for me. The hope in that is when someone hears it and they relate to it, then now it's for you. There's a lot of heart in telling a really true story. I hope people hear it and can connect to it."

One important track that's still connecting with people is Wrabel's hit song "The Village." Although the song dropped in 2017, it's making its rounds across TikTok, particularly among the transgender community.

"That song is the closest thing to my heart I will ever release. To see messages, literally every single day, from people that are hearing it for the first time... messages that really get me are from parents. They have this realization or they gain some understanding. The video, I still can't watch it without just absolutely turning into a puddle. It makes me sick in the most powerful way."

Although Wrabel doesn't identify as trans, he is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and relates to the struggles many people experience as part of the community.

"I don't know the trans experience, but I know what it's like to feel alone. I see you and I care about you. I don't know your specific experience, but however I can support you in a positive way, I want to do that. To see that it has done that and it continues to do that, is really mind-blowing. 'The Village' is the biggest proof that I've ever seen that music can transcend all and it can connect people."

Chapter of Me drops today! To see the full interview with Wrabel, check out the video below.

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Ricky Cornish

Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.