Pop artist Jakk Fynn (he/him), a Latinx transmasculine pop artist committed to redefining masculinity, releases his latest single and music video, “Take My Heart.”
While the new single may sound like a typical breakup song, Jakk says it was actually inspired by his complex relationship with his family.
“As a trans and neurodivergent person, being raised by my immigrant grandparents resulted in a lot of friction because my identity didn’t fit their script.
While I was coming of age, this left me with a lot of deep pain and heartbreak as I struggled to define my identity and find peace in pursuit of living as my most authentic self.”
The music video for “Take My Heart,” directed by Candice Dalson and filmed by Jacob Alvarado, shows Jakk flipping the script on gender norms and blurring all lines between their masculine and feminine identity.
Clad in black and white fashions, Jakk Fynn is accompanied by a masked figure that likely represents the identity they shed and his family mourns.
“During my adolescence I found relief in daydreaming, cross-dressing, and music, ” says the talented recording artist. “In this video I’m ironically engaging similarly but from a space of liberation.”
“I could go on about how the video symbolizes the binary, power struggles, and its breakdown, but I think my biggest takeaway is the actual experience,” he adds. “It feels akin to a phoenix.”
“Take My Heart” is being released to coincide with the annual Transgender Day of Visibility. Since 2009, TDOV has been observed as a celebration of the accomplishments of trans and gender-nonconforming people.
About Jakk Fynn
After time in bands and years spent in the post-hardcore scene, Jakk Fynn is ready to let himself be exactly who he wants as a musician. As a trans artist in music, Jakk is aware of the need for transmasculine representation in the pop space in particular.
He’s carving his path not just for himself, but for others like him, proving that it’s all possible. With his music, the California-based artist hopes listeners feel a bit less alone.
As someone who faces the challenges associated with anxiety himself, he hopes to make anyone who hears his music feel understood in some capacity. His story, and his art, conjure feelings of triumph and healing.
I’ve previously covered Jakk’s releases “Fire” and “Heal.”
“Take My Heart” is the first single off of his upcoming EP Can’t Look Back, scheduled for release later this spring. Follow Jakk Fynn on Instagram here.