"Black trans women’s narratives across media are often synonymous with tragedy. Our lives and worth are often diminished and erased, but there is truly so much to celebrate about our existence. Oakland-based transfeminine musical artist AH MER AH SU is doing just that with her debut album, STAR, which is infused with words of wisdom from cultural figures including Maya Mones, Saturn Rising, and Davia Spain, and saturated with beats to get down to. STAR’s essence is reminiscent of the power behind Solange’s A Seat at the Table and the poignancy of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer. Expanding on themes from her first full-length EP, Rebecca, in which she critiques the white gaze of Blackness at the intersection of trans womanhood, STAR provides anthems for anyone searching for autonomy in not only their romantic life, but in society as well."—them.us. Pressed on transparent deep purple vinyl. Limited edition of 250 copies.