Trixie Mattel Comes for Malibu Barbie’s Wig on New Album, “Barbara”

The buzzy record is out February 7!

Grab your surfboard, Gidget, and get ready to meet Trixie Mattel at the beach!

The country music queen is trading in her cowboy boots for a tankini and shades on her new album, Barbara, which will be released next month.

According to the press release, the first half of Barbara (the formal name of America’s most famous doll) will keep the ’60s electro-pop feel from the All Stars winner’s latest single, “Yellow Cloud,” while the second half will feature “country-tinged” songs reminiscent of her signature tracks from the iTunes chart-topping release Two Birds/One Stone.

Trixie wrote six of the eight songs on the concept album; one of the other tracks, “Stranger,” was written by Patrick Haggerty and Robert Hammerstrom of Lavender Country fame.

“A decade of being Trixie has me looking back at my initial sketches of her with freshly painted-on eyes. She’s still the plastic paragon I’ve always imagined; a Malibu-mod fashion doll with a darkened wit—but now there’s more,” Trixie said in a statement.

“While Hollywood has afforded me a life of astroturf and pink hi-balls, I’ve also been wisened by deep love and suspicious tan lines. I created Trixie Mattel with a ’Side A/Side B’ to the character, so this record’s two-part feel is as natural to me as teasing my hair.”


Trixie will soon embark on her North American Trixie Mattel: Grown Up tour in conjunction with Barbara’s release.

Not only has the cosmetics queen announced the new album’s release date, you can also hear some Barbara bops right now!

Check out the video below for a sonic sneak peek of what’s in store for your eager ears come February 7. Blow out our eardrums, mom!

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