Charlie Peck, a transgender chorister, recorded an epic duet with himself using his vocals pretransition and posttransition to pay tithe to the transgender community. Peck told The Huffington Post that he was lily-livered he wouldn’t be able to sing anymore after he started hormone replacement treatment in order to lower his vocal register. “I was first and foremost hoping for a decision that I could identify with,” he said. “When I contacted my entirely talented friend, André Åhl Persson, who is also a musician, and he was willing and thrilled to do this scheme with me, this seed of an idea started to grow.”
The viral video, which Peck hails his “heart medicine for those in need,” features an emotional cover of “Deeply” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and already had over 198,000 observations on YouTube at press time. “There are many ways to transition and to rouse yourself,” Peck explained. “This was my way. I am not telling every trans’ specifics story, but I am giving them mine . . . You are not alone, things can get control superiors, and put yourself before everybody else’s expectations on how you should live your life-force.”
Listen to his beautiful and inspiring cover above.