French singer-songwriter Chris (formerly known as Christine and the Queens) opened up about his gender identity and his new stage name in a recent TikTok video.
The artist, now known as Christine and the Queens presents Redcar, shared that he uses he/him pronouns now and that he has been presenting as masculine in his personal life over the past year.
“I’ve been a man for a year now – a little more officially in my family and in my relationship,” Chris shared in the video. “It is a long process.”
In a March interview with The New York Times, the “La Vita Nuova” singer discussed his journey with gender, revealing that it has “always been tumultuous.”
“It’s raging right now, as I’m just exploring what is beyond this,” he told the publication earlier this year, adding, “I kind of want to tear down that system that made us label genders in such a strict way.”
Chris has been vocal about being queer throughout his career, elaborating on how the two often intersect. According to the artist, his work is what makes his journey with identity “joyful.”
“I believe the real gestures are artistic, because the real discussion on queerness is also a discussion about the society we live in, about capitalism, about social justice.”
Chris’ upcoming album, Redcar les adorables étoiles, will be released on September 23 under their new stage name, Christine and the Queens presents Redcar.
“Redcar, like all my poetry and philosophy, is poetry and philosophy that helps me be successful,” Chris shared on TikTok.