singer Aaron Freeman
, a.k.a. Gene Ween
, has strongly hinted that he is undergoing surgery to become a woman.
Freeman will be the second rock musician to undergo gender reassignment in 2012, following Against Me!
frontman Tom Gabel
who announced plans
to become Laura-Jane Grace
The clue is in his new song "Genene
", streaming below, which was released alongside news that he is undergoing "a transformative procedure
The opening lyrics: "Genene, wake up and see the day the operation's through... the transformation's done, you're truly born again
"This song is left to interpretation on purpose
," Freeman told Glide
. "To me it's just an honest song about where Im at, creepy, real and pretty, just the way I like itOn one hand it's about change and acceptance on a personal, spiritual level but can obviously be interpreted literally as a sex change
it could be Freeman's way of "one-upping" his former bandmate Dean Ween
, who announced plans to record a solo album with Josh Homme
last October. "I'm very excited,
" Dean said at the time. "It's hard to even call what we're doing 'demos' because they sound incredible.
Hear Aaron Freeman's revealing new song "Genene" here: