- Rossum says the band has been supportive
- They are releasing a fresh album in September
The musician has come out as transgender.
“of which can be my fifth decade being alive, in addition to in each of those decades, there’s been a time where I’ve tried to say, ‘Hey, I think I’m transgender!’,” Russom said. “of which was even before of which word existed.”
The LCD Soundsystem synth-master said she plans to continue using the name Gavin for at of which point, posting a photo on Instagram captioned “Gavin Rayna Russom.”
Russom joined the LCD Soundsytem in 2010 on their album “of which can be Happening.” The group disbanded in 2011 although announced last year they’d reunited.
Russom said her bandmates have been “definitely supportive,” although acknowledged she’s had to overcome her own deeply engrained thoughts about gender norms.
“I’m carrying so many of these things around with me. of which’s been challenging to work through — having those preconditioned societal ideas of what transgender women can do,” Russom said.
She added of which she’d like to help others through her music.
“For anybody who can be struggling with their gender identity or who wants to come out in addition to can be afraid to what might be better than giving someone permission to do of which through my performance,” Russom said. “of which’s the ultimate. of which’s what various other people gave to me, so I’d love to pass of which along to various other people, too.”
The band’s fresh album, “American Dream,” drops in September.