Whether our own quarantines have been highly productive or not so much, Todrick Hall’s EP Quarantine Queen is sure to speak to us all. Todrick wrote and recorded the entire EP within a week, and the result is highly upbeat, smart, and hilarious.
The music video for “Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs,” (an update on Todrick’s ‘Nails, Hair, Hips Heels,” which garnered over 50 million streams) features a wide array of guest appearances, including:
Nicole Scherzinger, Little Mix, Queer Eye’s Tan France, members of the Netflix docuseries Cheer, dancers AJ and Curtis Pritchard, Love Island’s Amber Gill, Glee’s Amber Riley, British drag queen star Baga Chipz, YouTube star Colleen Ballinger AKA Miranda, and possibly most importantly…Brody Schaffer, AKA @bossbabybrody, the four-year-old internet dancing sensation.
The song is a major bop, exploring the important topics that are on so many minds these days, such as the long line at Trader Joes, the location of all the toilet paper, and Carol Baskin’s ex-husband.
Other songs on the EP include “Mas(k)ot” featuring Jerry Harris, “Werk Out, “Rent,” “TikTok,” and “Meow” featuring Rhea Litre.
“Rent” is a letter to the landlord (Rachel), a very sassy no thank you to her attempts at collecting rent during Coronavirus lockdown.
“I’ve got two cats a dog a ferret and no pet deposit/I’ve been a rebel since the devil strutted out of the closet/So bend over I’ll show you where to put your noise complaints/And if you think you’re going to evict us let me tell you, you ain’t.”
Todrick Hall shared the news to fans as soon as the EP was finished:
“Surprise! Soooo…exactly a week ago I decided to write and create an entire album to hopefully lift your spirits during this quarantine! Nina Simone once said, ‘It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.’ I hope this inspires you to stay healthy, stay creative, stay safe and stay home while continuing to stay fabulous!”
Todrick Hall first came to prominence on American Idol, regularly appears on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and recently appeared on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer.
The singer, rapper, director, choreographer, and social media personality won an MTV VMA for Video For Good as the co-executive producer of Taylor Swift’s LGBTQ+ video You Need To Calm Down, has starred in Broadway hits like Chicago, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Memphis, and Waitress; as well as has choreographed flash mobs for Beyoncé.