Matt Alber – Handsome Man

The video for Matt Alber’s 2014 Handsome Man takes you to a place somewhere between an IKEA catalogue and one of those elegant coffee-table books of soft-porn guy pics. But, hey, we’re not complaining, and it’s a great honeyed romantic song that has the making of a gay men’s classic

Matt reportedly crowd-funded the video, and originally met the man he wakes up to via Scruff; but he told Towleroad they’re just good friends.

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Sam Smith – Leave Your Lover

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith won both the 2014 BRIT Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll even before the launch of his debut album Lonely Hour.

A mainstream success in the US as well as in his home country, he came out in May 2014.