Today’s song is about expectations for gay artists to portray their songs a certain way. We are seeing changes but there’s still a long way to go.
The song is Radio-Friendly Pop Song from Matt Fishel.
It reminded me of an interview I read last year with Olly Alexander from Years & Years.
“I’d like to hear a gay artist express their sexuality in a really open way. That’s something I’ve sort of tried to do a little bit on this album, but to be able to talk about sex is possibly new for gay artists, so I’d like to see that in the mainstream. I think you’re right – music does feel like it’s in a much more accepted, tolerant place; even with Miley Cyrus, when she doesn’t identify with either gender, and we’re getting used to these ideas of about non-binary gender, which is a good thing.”
Click here if you want to read the full interview.
Here is Real, one of the first Years & Years song where it is clear Olly is singing about a boy.