[NEW MUSIC] Two New Singles Just In Time For Christmas: “Thankful” and “Hymnal for the Lamented”

Thankful (Audio)
Hymnal for the Lamented (Audio)

First off…MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! I love you guys, seriously.

Secondly, thank you to all the wonderful folks that blessed my season by showing tremendous love and spreading the word about my latest release Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2. Because of you, other places around the world are getting to know me and my music, so I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

With all that being said, I have released not one, but TWO singles from my latest project – “Thankful” and “Hymnal for the Lamented”.

“Thankful” is a deeply personal song about my relationship with my late cousin, A. Michael Martin, who passed during the early days of COVID-19 in New York. The song begins with the last voice message he ever left on my phone, and the last time I ever heard his voice. From there, I talk about how I was upset with him for a time, only to reunite with him in celebration, not knowing that 3 weeks later he would be gone. I’m sure many of you have similar stories with loved that passed, from COVID-19 or otherwise, so this song is for you. Be thankful that you were able to see them smile one last time.

“Hymnal for the Lamented” is a song dedicated to all the beautiful people we lost this year. I thought about my childhood and how I used to go caroling with my school buddies in Maryland, and how that simple act brought comfort not only to the people that were listening, but to the performers, as well. That is the feeling I want you all to feel as you’re listening to this song – comfort knowing that your loved ones are at peace.

You can listen to these songs by clicking on the videos above. Add them to your playlists and spread the word. These songs are also available on SpotifyApple MusicAmazon, and YouTube.

Once again, Happy Holidays and One Love, from yours truly…

“It’s Steph, y’all!”

[RECAP] Full Interview with Stephanie Gayle (Episode 9) on The Bad Filipino with Myki Angeline

If you missed the live show interview with me on The Bad Filipino with Myki Angeline, fret not, the replay is now available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, for your viewing pleasure.

I had such a fantastic time talking with Myki about things like my music, my life during the shutdown, and my queer little childhood (while my mother and brother were watching live! 😬). If you didn’t know much about me before, you’ll know A LOT more about me after this interview – trust me.

You can watch the full interview above, and also, please be sure to leave a comment below letting me know what you thought of it.

[RECAP] Ya Gay Aunties Episode 94 Live Show & Podcast

Yesterday (Sunday 9/13), Episode 94 of Ya Gay Aunties Live Show & Podcast happened, and it was an amazing experience to be a part of. I joined hosts Hanifah Walidah, Red Summer, and special guest Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna Taylor documentary) for this magical afternoon of fantastic fun and amazing energy among women from all walks of life, celebrating one another. Towards the end of the show, I performed a song – “Vulnerable” – and then sat down and helped to answer a question from a longtime fan of the show. With the Patti LaBelle/Gladys Knight Verzuz battle just a few hours away, hanging with us was the perfect way to get your Sunday afternoon and evening off to a great start.

Need more context? Watch the video above to get a better understanding.

Stephanie Gayle Slated To Appear on Ya Gay Aunties Live Show & Podcast (Sunday, 9/13 at 1pm EDT on YouTube & Patreon)

I am extremely excited to announce that I will be performing on Ya Gay Aunties Live Show & Podcast THIS SUNDAY (9/13) at 1pm on YouTube and Patreon. Ya Gay Aunties is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Hanifah Walidah and Red Summer, talented queer artists in their own rite. After Hanifah picked me as her Spotlight Gem for Episode 93, she reached out to me and asked that I perform on the following episode, to which I eagerly accepted.

This is a great show and I’m looking forward to seeing you all cheer me on. I will represent my people proudly and promise to deliver an unforgettable performance.

Be sure to watch the reaction video below of Hanifah and Red as they weigh in on my music video and single, “Vulnerable”, off my 2019 debut LP, Songs About V. Reach out to me and let me know what you think of it.

[PERFORMANCE VIDEO] Stephanie Gayle Performs At The 2020 GBX BLACK Festival, Appears For The First Time On Streaming Platform, Twitch

Stephanie Gayle performs live for the first time on Twitch at the 2020 GBX Black Festival.

Directors: Eric Ramos (IG: @clever_android) and Stephanie Gayle

This live performance by Stephanie Gayle aired on Twitch on September 5, 2020 during the 2020 GBX Black Festival. Here, they perform “Vulnerable” and “I Can Only Be Me” live in the streets of Brooklyn, NY.

For the complete festival video, click here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/732370426

Visit http://linktr.ee/SapphicSteph for more information on Stephanie Gayle.