Shawna Virago‘s new album, Heaven Sent Delinquent, has already received numerous praises and acclaims from other publications so instead of repeating everyone else about how great the music is or how great of an emotionally raw, storytelling songwriter she is, let’s give the album some context.
Virago is the voice of a generation who existed long before celebrities, the Internet, and the media started making all things queer or transgender a rising trend.
She represents a time is a voice for those how have been outcasted, misjudged, mistreated and misrepresented for far too long.
Heaven Sent Delinquent is an anti-folk, pure punk, simply acoustic collection of impactful and powerful storytelling tracks that navigate us through the deserts, the shit-kicker bars, and other netherlands where the unaccepted have been chilling and creating spaces for acceptance.
Describing the urgency behind the songs, Virago says,
These are the stories of my generation – a generation of transgender people who came out long before the internet, before transgender celebrities and reality TV stars … before anybody gave a shit about us.”