Credit: Tim Walker

Tom Rasmussen has released a brand new single, Street Violence (featuring Michèle Lamy), ahead of the release of their solo project, Body Building.

An author, artist and all-around creative, Rasmussen has become a staple name in the LGBTQ+ community.

And, now, for their upcoming release, Rasmussen has enlisted notable voices from the trans community (Travis Alabanza, Shon Faye, and Princess Julia) to join them on their new record.

On their debut album, Rasmussen shared more about the inspiration and creative direction in a press statement: “Body Building is the culmination of a decade thinking about what it means to be different to other people, but in a way so many people have felt too.

“It’s about grieving a part of you that has been taken by others, it’s about escaping violence, it’s about accepting — and attempting to thrive in — reality and not simply fantasy. It is the last time I want to talk about all the violence I’ve experienced in my life as a queer femme person. But never say never. It is dedicated to queer people and trans people everywhere.”

An album isn’t all that Rasmussen has in the works either. The artist recently announced their biggest headline show to date, at London’s ICA, on 29 March. Rasmussen will also be supporting iconic artist Self Esteem on a run of her UK dates.

Check out the tracklist for Body Building below.

1. Borrow A Feeling
2. Fantasy Island Obsession [feat. Kai-Isaiah Jamal]
3. Fabulous Opera
4. Interlude: Stomp [feat. Travis Alabanza]
5. Dial 9
6. Street Violence [feat. Michéle Lamy]
7. Not Over It
8. Seth
9. Interlude: Glass [feat.Shon Faye]
10. This Is How We Walk On The Moon
11. Joy
12. Dysphoria
13. Interlude: The Meaning Of Life [feat. Princess Julia]
14. Look At Me

You can see Rasmussen on tour supporting Self Esteem on the dates below.

February 21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
February 23rd – Hull, Asylum
February 24th – Nottingham, Rock City
March 1st – Manchester, Albert Hall
March 2nd – Birmingham, 02 Institute
March 4th – Gateshead, The Sage
March 5th – Edinburgh, Queens Hall
March 6th – Glasgow, Barrowland
March 7th – Brighton, The Dome
March 9th – Cardiff, Tramshed
March 11th – London, Eventim Apollo
March 12th – Bristol, Marble Factory
March 14th – Oxford, O2 Academy
March 16th – Sheffield, O2 Academy
March 17th – London, Eventim Apollo
March 18th – Manchester, Albert Hall
March 21st – Sheffield, O2 Academy
March 22nd – Manchester, Albert Hall
March 25th – London, Eventim Apollo

Body Building will be released on 29 March via Globe Town Records.