Mermaid drag queen Lagoona Bloo is wishing fans a Bloo Christmas this holiday season with a new song and video. Produced and co-written by SIXFOOT 5, Lagoona describes “Bloo Christmas” as a joyous, up-tempo, and incredibly catchy holiday jingle with a classic rock/pop vibe. “We have all heard Elvis croon ‘I’ll Have a Blue Christmas Without You; and I have experienced quite a many of them,” Lagoona admits. “My single, however, is the antithesis of that! The main message in ‘Bloo Christmas’ is ‘My Christmas won’t be blue, because I have you!’ It’s about sharing the joy of being in love with someone over the holidays and how much of a game-changer it is. Love truly is one of the greatest gifts we can give to one another!”
The inspiration for “Bloo Christmas” came from Lagoona’s own true-life experience. She met the most amazing man this summer and is excited to spend Christmas in Kansas City with him and his family. “My last few Christmases have been spent alone as I am very separated from my family so spending time with my new love and his family is something I’m very much looking forward to.”
Lagoona grew up in Prairieville, Louisiana. Her favorite part about Christmas was always the music. She says, “I grew up in the church and school choir all through my childhood and Christmas was a big deal! I went to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and one of the highlights of that tiny town and my theatre program was the annual Christmas Gala. The entire music, theatre, and dance programs would unite to put on a spectacle and people from all across the state would come and see it! Christmas music became an integral part of the holiday in my life,” she explains.
The “Bloo Christmas” video production team was made up of queer artists from New York City, including director and choreographer Daniel Gold, producer Brian Blum, and director of photography Mark Simakovsky. Filmed at The Q, a queer nightclub in Times Square, the music video depicts a magic-filled journey through an evening at a Lagoona Bloo holiday show.
“The video invites anyone and everyone to join in the holiday celebration,” Lagoona continues. “The viewer follows me through the piano bar, into a sexy Holiday Barbie dance scene, and then to a Christmas concert spectacular!”
Lagoona Bloo discovered her connection to the art of drag in 2014. Through her drag persona, a “mermaid pop princess”, she was able to build the confidence she lacked as a child. With Latin flair and beautiful curves in all the right places, Lagoona is the Barbie doll that she never got to play with — she’s fashion and camp; soft yet striking. She’s stunning and optimistic and inspired by anything that comes from the sea.
Lagoona is a member of the drag trio, Stephanie’s Child, along with Jan Sport and Rosé, both of whom have competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The group has appeared on NBC’s The Voice and America’s Got Talent. They released their first EP, Christmas Dolls: Volume 1 at the end of last year.
This summer, Lagoona Bloo released her first solo album, AQUA, featuring the hit singles “Hands” and “Greedy with My Love.” She also appeared on Netflix’s Emmy award-winning reality competition Nailed It!, winning the top prize on her episode. She has been featured in national commercials for Uber and Beats by Dr. Dre, as well as multiple social media campaigns for Bubly Sparkling Water (with Kim Petras). Some of Lagoona’s most notable performances include World Pride, London Pride, and “Drag Out the Holly: A Holiday Drag Extravaganza” with the American Pops Orchestra.
Lagoona Bloo wishes her fans all around the world, affectionately known as the Bloo Crew, a very happy holiday season, and hopes they have the opportunity to spend time with their friends, family, and loved ones.
Lagoona Bloo’s “Bloo Christmas” is available on Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming platforms.
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