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WATCH: Trans pop star Jordan Gray on fate, love and the story behind her debut single

WATCH: Trans pop star Jordan Gray on fate, love and the story behind her debut single

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The Voice’s first ever trans contestant won the audience’s hearts after being denied a chair turn and then being asked back – and now she’s released her debut single.

Jordan Gray is the first trans woman to compete in any of the 56 countries The Voice currently airs in.

During her time on the British version, Gray soared through the competition on Paloma Faith’s team before exiting as a semi-finalist.

Now she is back to make her voice heard with her debut single Platinum.

Gay Star News caught up with Gray as she explained the meaning behind the new song.

‘[Platinum] is about becoming the best possible version of yourself by getting out of a controlling relationship,’ she tells us.

‘I wasn’t in a relationship that was controlling, I was just in a relationship of my own making where I thought everything was perfect.

‘I hadn’t yet transitioned, so I was a straight man dating this beautiful Swedish girl.

‘It was only when I realized I was going along, going through the motions and I wasn’t happy that something was wrong. I was ticking off boxes and none of them were making me happy.

‘And it’s because I’m a lady.’

Gray goes on to talk about not believing in fate, transitioning at the right time and offering her trans voice to the LGBTI community.

The accompanying music video is an historic first: Platinum features the first cisgender male and trans female love scene in a mainstream music video.

The video is already making waves across the pond after being featured on NBC News and has just been picked up by OUTtv airing Thursday 24 November in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden.

The song will be officially released on 25 November. The official version of Platinum and a remix by Kiss FM’s Danny Lee and Slim Tim can be pre-ordered from all digital stores.