Bi Visibility in the Music Community: A Review of Lucy & La Mer's “Blue Dress”
For the last day of Pride Month, we are spotlighting bisexual singer/songwriter Lucy LaForge. LaForge 's current music project Lucy & La Mer has been a vehicle for the EP Little Spoon, and hit singles such as Rebel Babe, Got That Thing, and most recently Blue Dress.
A perfect release for Pride Month, Blue Dress which was released on June 18th is a song about discovering and exploring bisexuality. It's a song written by a woman about seeing a woman and realizing she's experiencing attraction towards her. A song about knowing she's attracted to men, while at the same time recognizing that she's also into women. Particularly a beautiful woman in a blue dress. Hence, the title.
If you've ever had a crush, you can relate to Blue Dress. The lyrics wonderfully encapsulates what it's like to instantly develop an interest in someone. The song itself fills listeners with the sensation of butterflies caused by developing a new crush or interacting with someone attractive. The musicality adds to the effect, swathing listeners in a sweet melody, a melody that floats through the room, much like the subject of the single.
If you're a bi babe looking for a bi bop, head on over to Spotify and listen to Lucy & La Mer's single Blue Dress immediately. Whether you're just realizing you're bisexual or looking to reminisce about your first same-gender crush, this track is bound to make you feel seen. In a world that has often made you feel overlooked, Blue Dress fights for your visibility.
Unfortunately in music, all forms of media, and life, it's not uncommon for bisexual members of the LGBTQ+ community to be discredited or erased. People will say that bisexuality is a phase. They'll say that bi women are really straight, and bi men are really gay, and none of these sentiments are true. Bisexuality is not a phase, and bisexual people remain bisexual no matter the gender of their partner. This is why songs like Blue Dress, and artists like Lucy & La Mer are important. Every song that's clearly about being bisexual written and performed by an out bisexual artist is an act of rebellion and defiance. A way to say we're here, we're real, and we aren't going anywhere. We exist. It's also important for media outlets such as Song Plug to spotlight and raise up the talent and voices of artists like Lucy & La Mer to make sure their stories are told and their work is appreciated.