Single Review: Conchita Wurst – Trash All The Glam

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Conchita Wurst reborn as WURST with electro project
It is almost five years ago that Austria’s bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest with her dramatic ballad ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’. A year later her self-titled debut studio album followed, full of big pop tunes. In 2018, Conchita launched the cover album From Vienna With Love, performed with Wiener Symphoniker. Now, Tom Neuwirth, Conchita’s real name, launches a completely new music project under just the name WURST. It sounds completely different from the diva pop we were used to…

WURST is a proper artistic rebirth in which Tom opposes the feminine character of Conchita with slick electro pop. ‘Trash All The Glam’ is the first single of the project (there is more music to come later this year) and it is a clear departure from anything Wurst has put his name to so far. He introduces the new sound by an electronic instrumental intro of 40 seconds, until his vocals join in. His tone is more subdued and sensual, while the lyrics are outspoken and unapologetic. Although the structure of the song is far from traditional, there is some hooks to be found here too. ‘Trash All The Glam’ might not be easy to adjust to for fans of Conchita material, but it takes courage to present such a drastic change in style, both sonically as well as visually. And for the fans of the more traditional music Conchita presented, she is not dead! Neuwirth shared in a press release that both projects will exist next to each other.

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