As Giles Smith wrote in The Independent on 3 December 1993, ‘Pop stars stay on the track either by processes of radical self-reinvention or by skating blithely to avoid the ruts. k.d. lang appears to be a skater. It took her a long time to say publicly that she was a lesbian. She finally did so in June 1993, in an interview with the American gay magazine The Advocate. She said she was fed up with people asking.’