Mo Heart Brings Some Redemption To OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival Thoughts+Photos: Mo Heart at OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival WeHo 6/5/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race all know who Mo Heart (formerly Monique Heart) is, and they all cheered her on during her performance on the final day of Outloud.
Personally, I haven’t been keeping up with this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Versus the World international all-star contest, so I wasn’t too familiar with Mo Heart undergoing the name evolution, but based on interviews I found online after the performance, I learned that Monique felt “like she was ‘subscribing to a binary’ on the feminine side,” and she wanted to change up her name to align her spirit and creative endeavors. As for Mo’s pronouns, and thought Mo’s response was pretty classic.
“She, he, we. She makes the money, he cashes the check, we live a happy life.”
Mo’s performance was a lot of fun and she featured a handful of songs from her latest 2022 EP, Redemption. I’m actually a big fan of the EP. It’s got some really traditional R&B vibes to it, and Mo’s alto/bariton register delivers on the soul. It’s definitely not what I anticipated after listening to her 300K spin “Hot Sauce & High Heels” Kinky Boots Remix at 100% EDM. A very pleasant and welcome surprise…”
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