NOFX have premiered new lyric video for “Fuck Euphemism”, the band’s new new jam that addresses Fat Mike‘s sexuality and gender identity.
Last month, NOFX debuted the first song off of their forthcoming album called “Linewleum.”
Comments Fat Mike: “I think it’s a very important song for the conversation with the trans community and the LBGT community. I consider myself queer and a part of it, so I can sing a song like this. I live a BDSM lifestyle and I’m a crossdresser, so it did bother me when people were calling me a cis male. I like the whole thing of defining yourself using your own terms, because I’m a punk rocker first, and then a submissive crossdressing male. The transgender community and the gay community are taking a stance on how we want to be known, and I’m going to be known as a certain way.
But I think the most important thing in this song is that it doesn’t need to be that way, because really you’re just a person. In part of the song, I say ‘Call me ‘per’ for the night,’ where ‘per’ is short for person. I think that is really the term that people should be embracing, like ‘I was with per last night’ or ‘I love per’ because it doesn’t give away anything. It’s singular, and isn’t that what people want to be known as — as a person? They don’t want to be labeled.”
NOFX’s new album Single Album comes out on February 26!
Continues Fat Mike: “This album is darker because it’s the first album I’ve ever written and recorded it while I was in depression. I never had depression until a couple of years ago, and this is what happens when you write lyrics at four in the morning when you’re on vodka and coke. You face your demons and you sing about personal things. What’s cool about this record is that I wasn’t sure about it when I finished it. All I knew was that I loved a few of the songs, but I didn’t know how people would respond to the album. So far, people are treating it very well, which just makes me so happy because I wasn’t sure since I wrote and recorded it while using drugs and booze the entire time.”