Submitted by Sandy Graham
“Meet the newly born Lynx Dean. This is his first single “coming out” under his name. Speaking of coming out, this uplifting “be who you are, take your power and seize the day” song, arrives on the same day as his gender confirming surgery.
He has teamed up with Platinum award winning producer Giampaolo Pasquile (Sony Music Publishing) to create this feisty universal dance anthem to bring World Domination to the globe.
I met Lynx when he performed at Live at Heart Music Festival on Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland. I had known the name for years as Cashbox Canada had been a huge supporter of his band Random Order. We were in the lobby of the only hotel in town. After a dangerous bus ride from the airport and soaking wet from a rainstorm Lynx came up to me and said “One of my goals was to come to Newfoundland to meet you.” I immediately knew I was in the presence of a huge talent just by the way he carried himself and his larger than life personality. We spent time together at the festival and beyond that fact, he is truly oozing with charisma, and inside that energy is a heart and soul that beats with talent and tenacity.
We caught up with Lynx at his home in Toronto, Canada and discussed the real background behind the single release “World Domination”.
“I believe this song is my most personal song to date. It represents my literal and figurative metamorphosis while expressing unity. There’s no going back! “I had a dream come true for me, I became who I was meant to be; Every step we take, every move we make, every twist of fate, we’ll climb that wall and it will break”.
“I actually wrote the song a few years ago at the request of a script song submission. The song didn’t make the cut, and it was put away until I recently gave it a revisit and found I still identified with the song.”
Oliver Wickham (who did the original beats) and I sat down and said it still needs something else so we did a bit of rewriting and new beats. The result of it was that I still wasn’t sure what was missing, so I started searching for the answer feeling strongly that this song needed to be released.”
Lynx continues, “The beauty of the availability of being online is I found exactly what and who I needed to make World Domination happen. I reached out and connected with Grammy Award Winner Milans Giampaolo Pasquile. It was instantaneous. I found the missing piece. He came up with the catch phrase “enhanced production” – then it all fell into place. We rolled the dice, ended up back at Phase One Studios and we were in the studio poetically on International Women’s Day.”
This also came at an extremely difficult time for me personally, as I was watching my mother, Susie Regis Dean, fade away from this life. After the effects of an aneurysm that happened over two years ago, and many strokes and relapses, I lost my mom who was my best friend, my mentor, my inspiration. Throughout all of the heartbreaking journey, “World Domination” and the music was my salvation. It got me through it all and I knew it needed to be released.”
“The lesson I have learned is to ‘Seize the power every day not just one day.”
Date of release for ‘World Domination” – April 18, 2022 is an important date that Lynx has picked to release on the same date of his hospital stay for gender affirming surgery.
Lyrics, guitar,vocals & arrangement: Lynx Dean
Enhanced production: Giampaolo Pasquile
Beats: Oliver Wickham & Patrick Wade Recorded at Phase One Studios
Graphic design Michael Archibald
Press photos: Alexandra Gelis
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From reciting books of the bible in a cult to headlining pride festivals, this transgender identified performer tours the world advocating a sense of belonging and a be who you are attitude. Lynx – has an extensive history of performing and speaking, (solo and with his band Random Order) at festivals including Toronto’s World Pride, Budapest Pride, Europride Stockholm, and Kansai Music Festival, Osaka. On cultural & festival panels he addresses his experience and history of the 1st “illegal” Toronto Trans Pride march, in 2009, now the world’s largest!
In 2021 Lynx was commissioned by the City of Toronto to write and video record (live) “The Village Song”. A positive uplifting song to inspire, give hope and celebrate coming out triumphant in spite of the darkest of times.
2019 Shame Shame Shame single 70’s disco cover receives A-list radio rotation in the UK and 500+ playlists in Spotify.
2018 Living On A Deadline track from “Black Lipstick Kiss” album featured in Distinguished Gentlemans Ride official video – Worldwide fundraiser partnered with Movember in support of men’s health.
2017 Black Lipstick Kiss track wins “Best Original Song” Kiel, Germany Film Festival
2016 Black Lipstick kiss track featured in S&M Sally – film & trailer – screened globally including in the Directors Guild of America – Los Angeles, USA
2015 Black Lipstick Kiss video nominated “Best DIY” at Right Out Festival, Canada
“Random Order aka Lynx is a fast rising Toronto based vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and producer well known for bringing a unique, and signature sound of upbeat music. The trans-identified artist has a major love of pop music with an edge and has an indie heart making his style truly standout from the crowd thanks to its unique sound – a modern take on dance-able disco that offers catchy guitar riffs with modern-day electronic elements.” Laura Klonowski, CelebMix world exclusive premiere
Shame Shame Shame.
“When I hear someone not only live their truth in their music, but sing that truth as an anthem for others to feel and know their pride… I say YES to Lynx and the mad beats of “World Domination” as they entice you to dance and DOMINATE in love!”
2021 East Coast Music Award Nominee
2020 ANSMA Artist of The Year