♬♬♬ Music ♬♬♬ Changes in how gay artists are expressing themselves

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.

Nic xx

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