“Julie Wants To Go To War” is Flagship Romance’s Ode to the Right of Transgender Folx to Serve Their Country

Flagship Romance, photo courtesy the artists

Many artists with good intentions aim to use their art in an attempt to illuminate the plight of an assailed minority group or a worthy cause or both and end up making a work that is, if not bad, wack. Flagship Romance, fortunately, uses its talent for warm, relatable folk rock to bring a level of detail and basic human understanding to the song “Julie Wants To Go To War.” The key lines in the song talk about how the main character Julie struggles with her certainties about her own gender but not so much with her ideas about wanting to serve her country in the way her grandfather did with honor and sense of service. But only to have such aims thwarted by the recent Trump administration ban on transgender people serving in the military. The latter of which inspired the writing of the song and the donation of 100% of the streaming royalties going to benefit the Trevor Project which provides counseling and support services for at-risk youth and teens in the LGBTQ community. Listen on Spotify and follow Flagship Romance at the links below.


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