Queer singer Jack Tracy steps into his sex era!

Jack Tracy is on a hot streak of blending sex and music together, and this is just the start!  

In October, Jack Tracy stepped into his era of promiscuity and sexual tension with his single “Daddy Made It,” where he launched a NSFW music video on his OnlyFans alongside the release. 

The video for “Daddy Made It” has high quality production with solid transitions and choreography that shows off Jack’s skills. Ginger Ladd, a drag queen NYC nightlife mainstay makes a special appearance too, adding that extra special touch to this iconic video. His soft vocal inflections and intimate delivery sonically combined with visual skin-to-skin contact and steamy imagery sets the standard for NSFW musical content. 

In continuation with his sexually charged era, Jack released another single titled “Overdrive”  in December, singing alongside the one and only Mel Lennon. They served us another sexy hit with sensual visuals in the hot music video!

Jack and Mel exchange their words like it’s on the tip of their tongues in this track. And they give us something similar to match it in the music video. Truly, I just want someone to look at me the way Mel looks at Jack here. I mean, who wouldn’t?!

Then, on January 6th, Jack released yet another single and music video in continuation with this era, slowing down the vibes with the emotional bop, “It’s Time.” Jack finds himself talking about a past lover, with reminiscent lyrics and visuals. 

The emotional vocal inflections in this song makes it absolutely unforgettable. And, in the music video, we are greeted with reflective visuals of him and the muse of the song, showing us dramatic scenes of heartache and fights combined with seductive and graphic sex scenes.

As you can see, Jack Tracy has been busy! I had a chat with Jack about this era. Check out our conversation below!

Bryce Quartz: What inspired you to make these songs? 

Jack Tracy: I made a conscious effort to “lean into sexy” when it comes to my newest music, which I honestly haven’t done all that much–which is funny because it’s the kind of music I listen to.  

I found it hard to take myself seriously singing songs like that, though. I felt like I wasn’t “believable” and was always worried they would come off corny.  But then I broke my brain and with that I think I found the confidence I had been lacking, which was the missing piece.  

“Daddy Made It” was specifically made to address an ex’s remark when I broke up with him that I was “too old to be single”– which I have not found to be an issue. As for “Overdrive,” I just wanted to celebrate that kind of sexual relationship that drives you wild, something I now know is a requirement for any relationship going forward. 

“It’s Time” came to me in the middle of the night when I was having one of my PTSD attacks. Unfortunately, my last ex terrorized me and as a parting gift I now have to deal with panic attacks and some dark depression. Sometimes that manifests by waking up in the middle of the night sobbing and sometimes my artistic brain is triggered and during one episode I just heard this melody.  

It was like 3AM and I grabbed my phone and started recording voice memos so I wouldn’t forget it and writing lyrics in my notes app. I think I finished the whole thing the next day. It sort of just poured out of me. I take it as a message from my better self telling me I’ve got to move on, that I can’t live in this misery for the rest of my life.  The song was a message from me, to me.

BQ: What was your favorite part about making these songs?

JT: Collaborating with Mel Lennon is always really great, but this was the first time I had a little “writers retreat.” Usually, I write songs entirely on my own and any guest contributor submits their verses later.  

But for “Overdrive,” he and I sat in my living room and just hashed out ideas. We have very similar musical tastes but we definitely have different ears so it was really cool to hear him come up with things I never would’ve thought of and instantly loved. 

I mean, the moment it comes back from mastering is great. When I finally heard “It’s Time” in all it’s glory, I really felt like I had elevated in production value.

BQ: Where did you record these songs, and what are the vibes like in the studio with you?

JT: I’m told by my audio engineer that I’m a machine, haha.  I’m very conscious of the hourly rate racking up, so I go in with an agenda and usually cut 3-4 songs in a single afternoon. Everything is laid out, all harmonies and adlibs planned, and it’s right to business.  

I record at Dubway Music, which has been so gracious to me for many years from both recording to letting me watch the mixing process and learn to make my own instrumental tracks. Recently, I’ve also been working with Ricky Allson at his home studio and that’s been a bit more chill and collaborative as he chimes in a lot with great harmony ideas.

BQ: Were these releases cathartic for you?

JT: They all are, even the lighthearted songs. I am a big believer in writing your own music – I make everything, the beat and the lyrics. And everything I write is deeply personal. 

So, it’s always a big sigh of relief when it’s done, and a bit of a nail biter of “wait, is this good?  Maybe I can’t tell…”

BQ: What was the reception for the NSFW OnlyFans releases?

JT: So far so good!  People seem to really like the videos and I only get the occasional confused person who thinks they’re going to find my genitals. The support drives me to make more and more content.

BQ: What was it like filming those videos?

JT: Night and day. “Daddy Made It” had a shoot day– the dance shoot. It was probably the single worst shoot day I’ve ever had. We had a car break down, bumper to bumper traffic, an electrical fire, equipment fail, time ran out… It was just awful.  

I cried in the shower after that shoot day for sure. On the other hand, “Overdrive” was a delight. Mostly because I tend to find people I really love collaborating with and work with them over and over again. “Overdrive” was a family affair and so it went very smoothly and always with a lot of laughter.

“It’s Time” was a very difficult shoot. I wanted to access the real emotions, not “act” sad. So, I created a concept that would allow for a small cast and crew. This allowed me the time and safety to really go where I needed to go.  

So, basically, I just balled all day. It was pretty cathartic, but when I got home I was a zombie for like 3 days after. I really appreciate that I have a close knit team of returning crew and cast. I can trust them to create the space for me to do my most vulnerable work.

BQ: What keeps you motivated?

JT: Existential dread? My impending 40th birthday? I just can’t imagine spending my time any other way. But, I used to. I did the 9-6 corporate job, and then spent my money on happy hours, shows and travel and found it incredibly empty.   

After a few years of it, I sort of had this mid-life crisis of like “This is it? I just do this until I die?” Making these videos, writing my movies and series, learning new skills – it just keeps me interested in being alive.

BQ: What is one of your goals for 2022?

JT: Make money. The videos aren’t cheap, the music isn’t cheap, and it’s time I finally get compensated for all this hard work. So, I’m speaking it into the universe. Grow, learn, evolve and GET PAID.

BQ: What can we expect next from you?

JT: Well you got 3 videos within 4 months, so I think I’m taking a month off to regroup. But, there are still 3 more videos to come, lots of live performances around NYC and who knows… sky’s the limit.  

But “Daddy Made It,” “Overdrive” and “It’s Time” are a good sampler platter of the kinds of things to come so get ready for something sad and sexy.

BQ: What other artists are you listening to right now?

I’m very bad with this. First off, I am constantly making my own music so most of the time I’m just listening to all my revisions and demos, trying to think of new ideas and improve.  

Second, when you hit a certain age, your music library tends to fill up and there’s not a ton of space for new things. So, if I’m not listening to myself, I’m listening to my old school favorites. I’ve been on a real TLC kick as of late.

BQ: Thank you for taking the time to answer those questions for us, Jack!

Most recently, Jack released a series of covers with his EP titled Intermission, Vol. 2. Here he covers “If Your Girl Only Knew” by Aaliyah and “Would You Mind” by Janet Jackson. My personal favorite is his cover of “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown. He puts his own personal twist on the track!

Be sure to stream his music on all platforms now! Also, subscribe to his OnlyFans here to see the NSFW versions of the videos and MORE! 

Visit Jack Tracy’s website and follow him on Facebook and Instagram! 

Bryce Quartz

Bryce Quartz is a queer, cubby rapper currently based in Brooklyn. In addition to contributing to Bear World, he is also a writer for Ryan Cassata’s music blog Rock The Pigeon. He has performed at bear events across the US and has worked with popular drag queens, including RPDR alum Brita Filter.