Songwriter Justin Tranter Talks Injecting His Queer Point Of View Into Selena Gomez’s “Good For You”

December 9, 2015

Gay, The Backlot, TV

by 19h ago It’s been one helluva year for singer-songwriter Justin Tranter, notching 6 songwriting credits on this year’s Top 20, including Selena Gomez’s undeniably scintillating “Good For You” as well as Justin Bieber’s current single, “Sorry.” If that weren’t enough (and it certainly would be), Tranter is currently at work on the shrouded in secrecy 9th studio album from the legendary Ms. Britney Spears. Related: The Meaning Behind Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” Finally Confirmed Tranter’s success as an artist has never once compromised who he is, having been out of the closet since his early days as lead singer of the rock band Semi Precious Weapons, receiving his first tinges at fame in the New York City’s Lower East Side alongside his pal Stefani Germanotta. The two would later tour together, Tranter as part of SPW and Germanotta under her more popular moniker, Lady Gaga. Below, we chat with Tranter about songwriting, homophobia in the music industry and the greatest battle facing LGBT people today. Have you always been so comfortable in your queerness and the expression of it? And have you felt a struggle from within the industry to minimize that or…



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