[To be featured on new TV series The Switch]
Kieran Strange, British power punk rocker currently residing in Vancouver, Canada will be making her musical television debut with her new single, "Tear Down The Wall." The song has a special message that is near and dear to Strange. The single, co-written by Strange and Amy Fox, producer of the new sitcom The Switch, will be making its world premiere with Bustle. The Switch, a groundbreaking television comedy that follows the lives of several transgender individuals. Most of the cast is transgender, and all transgender characters are played by transgender actors. The TV show will "tear down the wall" of topics not normally discussed everyday, and will both entertain viewers while broadening their horizons. Be on the look out for more details soon.
Strange and Fox met through gaming groups, becoming friends shortly after through common interests, morals, and political beliefs. From there, the two created a song for Fox's new TV show The Switch. The creation of "Tear Down The Wall" broke with Strange's usual process in that she acted as a voice for others instead of herself. "This was a really different project for me, but different in a good way. Usually when I write, I'm taking my own feelings and creating a song. When we wrote 'Tear Down The Wall,' I was turning someone else's words into lyrics, someone else's feelings into music. I didn't want to push any lyrics onto the trans actors or tell them how they felt. I wanted to be their voice. I wanted it to be a collaboration."
Strange worked with the cast of The Switch to make the music video for her single "Tear Down The Wall." Strange goes in to further detail about the product of the music video by stating, "The concept of the video is one of my favourite things about this project. There's so much in it that LGBTQ+ people of all ages and ethnicities can relate to - being pulled aside for "random searches" in an airport, being bullied or gossiped about by people you know or strangers on the street. The Wall itself was absolutely brilliant too - it represents the "glass ceiling", if you will, that all transgender people feel; the stereotypes, the discrimination, the judgement, and the prejudice of a society that, in a great many areas, refuses to accept them or attempt to understand them. Watching the four main cast members rip it to shreds and walk into the light on the other side was really, really satisfying."