Not new, but it’s the song which made us instant fans of Aiden James. He’s a singer-songwriter of considerable talent, and his latest album, Trouble With This, has deservedly hit the Top 30 in charts on iTunes in the US.
Me being successful, it’s not only about me but there’s something else behind it now with everything that’s going on fighting for LGBT rights and equality. (advocate.com)
This is the first single from O Nouveau, Canadian duo Edi Cheung and Ramon Vitung, and despite the cheesy video (we felt a bit sorry for the girl), it’s cute and catchy. We’re looking forward to their first EP, Freedom, due soon.
Indie artist Derek Nicoletto’s music has been featured in a host of ads, and this, Champion, from his debut solo album Kind Ghosts is likely to get him talked about a lot more (there are some great remixes). Don’t judge him by just the one track though, as there’s more to him than you might magine.
The video for the third single from Jay Brannan’s album of the same name sees a return to more explicitly gay themes.
“I’m way too shy to ever approach anyone on the street, on the subway, in an elevator or even at a bar,” Brannan tells Spinner. “So it was fun to make a video involving chemistry-at-first-sight, where the characters didn’t just end up going home to check the ‘missed connections’ listings on Craigslist.” (spinner.com)
First released in 2010, this is a 2012 video for the song by the French singer-songwriter and arranger Fred Actone, who’s worked with some big names in his home country. However, openly-gay artists with openly-gay songs haven’t always found it easy to get record contracts in France.
There’s still a live-action video to come for George Michael’s song, released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wham’s first single, rumoured to be starring model Kate Moss.
The lyrics make a clear reference to the 49 year-old’s serious bout of pneumonia which saw him hospitalised in Vienna in 2011.
Model, fashion designer, make-up artist, singer-songwriter and DJ Jeffree Star lives in Beverly Hills. He’s one of a new generation of artists in a broad sense who’ve used social media (in his case, MySpace) to successfully build a fan base and celebrity.