Watch Trixie Mattel Perform Some “Barbara” Bops Inside Her “Pink Box”

The Skinny Legend sings stripped-down versions of "Jesse, Jesse" and "Malibu."

Trixie Mattel has traded in her cowboy boots for a tankini and shades on her newest album, Barbara. We’re sure you’ve had it on repeat while catching some rays, but get ready to hear two tracks in a new way as the Skinny Legend invites you inside her Pink Box for a stripped-down acoustic set.

In a new original video from Logo, the All Stars Season 3 winner performs “Jesse, Jesse” and “Malibu,” and also reveals the inspiration behind the sunny singles.
 

According to a press release, the first half of Barbara (the formal name of America’s most famous doll) keeps the ’60s electro-pop feel from Trixie’s single “Yellow Cloud,” while the second half features “country-tinged” songs reminiscent of signature tracks from her 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.

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“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.”

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