Soulmates to Strangers

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  • This poignant rocker explores abruptly failed relationships. The song features and was co-written with Laura Jane Grace, the transgender singer/guitarist of Against Me! "When I came out publicly as trans, Joan got in touch," Grace told Billboard magazine.
  • Jett told Rolling Stone about the collaboration: "I met them when we were doing a Warped tour in 2006," she said. "My band, the Blackhearts, and I love Against Me! and we have done gigs with them through the years. I always wanted to write with Laura Jane. About a year ago, we did a concert and we said something about writing together and before you know it, she had come up with an idea and sent it to me over the Internet. We started exchanging ideas and came up with this song."
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