Fans and alumni both agree that RuPaul’s Drag Race star Adore Delano is one the most talented singers to ever appear on the show. The 28-year-old queen from Azusa, Calif. has built a successful music career out her raw, unrestrained rock sound, especially with her latest album Whatever.
Now, Delano is showcasing her talents as a musician and a visual artist with a new video for her track “27 Club.” The clip shows Delano writhing around a motel room, bathing in roses and praying at an altar to survive her 27th year on Earth, while channeling the grunge-rock sound iconic groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
The title the track and the song’s lyrics refer to the idea the “27 Club,” an unficial group famous rock singers who died when they were 27 years old, including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and more. Some fans view it as a curse within the rock community.
In an interview with Billboard, Delano said that she wrote the song out a genuine place fear — she had been experimenting with drugs and knew that her habits could make her the club’s newest member. “I had gotten in a weird place with drugs, and I had to make a decision — like, am I going to keep doing this? — because I knew it could get really bad,” she said.
Watch the dark new video for Adore Delano’s “27 Club” below: