Before Kelly Clarkson, there was Will Young. The 36-year-old Brit won the inaugural series of Pop Idol, making him the first winner of the global Idol franchise. Four of his six studio albums reached No. 1 in his native UK. “Brave Man” is the fourth single off his latest LP, 85% Proof.
“It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about this,” Will said of the video. “This video isn’t about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone’s life. I’ve never felt so humbled and proud.”
Directed by Wiz, the powerful music video shows the touching story of a real-life female-to-male transgender. It follows him as he walks naked through the city where he encounters both friendly and unfriendly strangers. He ends up on a beach where he looks at photos of himself when he was a girl. Check out riveting clip below.
Will Young ‘Brave Man’ Music Video