The track is also a fan favorite, and she was thinking about her relationship with her queer fans, in particular, when recording it. "As I get older, I am realizing that . . . maybe there is not anywhere else that you are quite hearing those things, especially from someone who looks like me. I'm a total queer, and the song felt like it was still important to me and also to other people, too."

This twinning of the spiritual and the musical, the sense of personal linearity funneled through sound, might explain why, even with the new direction, Berk decided to not change the name of her project. "I went through phase where I really wanted to," she says, "but I always came back and would be like, 'Okay, no, actually. This still really is what I mean.' "

LOVERS + GRYGIEL + DES ARK + THE SHONDES | O'Brien's Pub, 3 Harvard Ave, Allston | November 17 @ 8 pm | 21+ | $8 | 617.782.6245

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