Gay singer-songwriter Ryan Amador teams up with Avan Lava singer Jo Lampert for a beautiful new video with a powerful message. The two tackle the unwanted ugly labels that are often times hurled at the LGBT community. Tom Gustafson directed the “Define Me” clip with his partner Cory Krueckeberg editing it.
Brooklyn-based Amador and Lampert begin fully clothed. Slowly they begin to take of their clothing revealing their bodies riddled with homophobic labels. The clip culminates with them washing and scrubbing off their body graffiti. “We’re starting this party tonight, where people will be undefined,” they sing. 100% of the single’s proceeds will be donated to LGBT equality organizations. Check out the clip below.
On Friday, I had the opportunity to interview Vicci Martinez, whom you likely remember as one of the talented finalists from Season 1 of The Voice. She was a runner up, but was the last one standing on Cee Lo Green‘s team. Martinez and Cee Lo Green actually collaborated on a song together called “Come Along” and it won “Best Rock Song” at the Out Music Awards back in December. She and Cee Lo shot the music video for the song in Seattle earlier this month and they just received the final cut of the video today. Can’t wait to see how it turned out!
Martinez was a little under the weather when I spoke with her, but she’s pushing through because she’s currently on tour right now and has to push through and take care of herself. I talked to her about whether she thinks being an out singer has helped or hindered her career, or if it even matters. The singer is known for her very touching and personal lyrics (“Hold Me Darling” had me in tears a few weeks ago!), so I asked her if she was writing any songs at the moment based on anything going on in her life… and she was and told me about it.
Find out what she had to say about all of this and more by listening to the interview below. Stay tuned for her “Come Along” music video with Cee Lo Green in the near future!
A gay Peruvian-Japanese model/artist based in the Philippines is now trending on the web after launching his music video sexy new music video for his song, “Bubble.”
Here’s what Castro says he wanted to accomplish with the music video: “I tried to recreate the feeling of losing my first time…losing my virginity… with 10 years in the making… I just wanted to make something so visually, musically, impulsive that would give anyone and everyone a glimpse to what it felt like.”
As the video begins, Sebastian is shirtless in a dimly lit lockeroom with two guys wearing nothing but towels behind him. He begins to sing in his sexy voice, “There’s a fine, fine line…in the horny mind…” The video and lyrics are both funny & sexy and overall, it’s definitely worth watching. Check out the NSWF music video below
Joel Geleynse is a Canadian songwriter, recording artist, and figure skater who leads an interesting double life. In Holland, he’s a professional skater on their version of Skating With The Stars. In Hamilton, Ontario here in Canada, he’s still relatively unknown but really focussing on his music. Last year, he became a household name in Holland when him and his partner (Dutch singer and TV personality Monique Smit) made it to the final round of the competition.
Geleynse is hoping to achieve the same level of success in Canada as he has in Holland. During his last season of Skating With The Stars, his song “Love You More” actually made it into the Top 20 in Holland. He has since timed the release of his second album, EP2 with the current season of the show – smart! For now all the media attention remains in Dutch magazines and television, but I wanted to share some of his work with you guys so we can show him some love in North America!
I’ve included several of his songs from the new album below for you to listen to. His song, “With You Now” was just released on the pop100.nl and is at #39 after the first week. You can purchase his album online here and follow him on Facebook here. I’ve also included some sexy photos that I’m sure you’ll appreciate as well. Keep up the good work, Joel!
It’s always a tricky thing for me to write about something like my store or my fiance’s music because it obviously comes across biased. It’s the same for Tommy when he wants to write about an event of his. With that said, I do want to write about my fiance’s (aka fellow Homorazzi cast member, Tyrell) new Scorpio album because I’m really proud of him and saw first hand all of the hard work he put into it. Most importantly, I genuinely love the album and am amazed to see how he has grown over the past couple years. He and his producer, Nick Bertossi did such a great job with the album!
From the Homorazzi cast, myself, Adam, Donovan, Tommy, Matt and a bunch of our other friends went to his album release party last week to support him and I was blown away by his performance. He performed seven of the eight songs on the EP and had four sexy backup dancers that kept us entertained the whole way through. There’s one slow song on the album called “Lost In You” that Tyrell wrote for me and dedicated it to me when he performed it that night (*glassy eyes). The song has a ’90s boy band feel (which is what he was going for) and he actually wrote the song with Ken Lewko of Soul Decision fame.
My personal favorites from the album are: “Take You Home,” “Feel Your Love,” “Love Breakdown,” and “Lost In You“. Listen to the album and check out pictures (by Clint Trahan) & videos (by Hammer Records) from the performances below.
I. Love. This. Video. It’s so cute! We already know that Cheyenne Jackson is a major heartthrob, but seeing him dancing around and flirt with all the boys takes it to another level. Earlier this month, Jackson teased us with
just the tip a clip of his music video for “Don’t Wanna Know.” Now, we’re all the way in with the full version (Get your mind out of the gutter, Patrick).
From the mailman to construction workers to a police officer, he’s got everyone’s attention after getting his heart broken by his ex-boyfriend in the video. In the song, Jackson sings, “I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know / If you slept in your bed for a week / No, I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know / When the scent on your neck isn’t me / It’s not fair / Why should I care / Cuz I made it clear that you’re not what I need.”
It’s such a fun video and the song is catchy too. The video features many familiar Broadway stars, including Nick Adams (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) as the police officer and Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens) as his Jackson’s ex-boyfriend. The ending is kinda sad though – wah, wah. Enjoy!
Openly gay & married singer/actor/dancer, Cheyenne Jackson has just released a preview for his new music video and single, “Don’t Wanna Know” which comes out later this month. Back in May, he released his debut single and music video called “Drive“.
In this new music video preview, Cheyenne is dancing in the streets with an entourage that includes several hot construction workers (as depicted in the header photo above). In one part of the song, Cheyenne sings, “I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know / If you slept in your bed for a week / No, I don’t wanna know, I don’t wanna know / When the scene on your neck isn’t me / It’s not fair / Why should I care / Cuz I made it clear that you’re not what I need.”
The music video was directed by Nick Everhart and the choreography (which there is a lot of) was done by Joey Pizzi. Check out the fun & sexy preview below. The single (and I’m assuming full music video) comes out on December 18. Enjoy!
Quick! Name as many out-and-proud gay country singers as you can. Done, already? Besides Chely Wright and Josey Greenwell, I can’t think of any others. Here’s your chance to make sure we have more LGBT representation in the country music genre. Drake Jensen’s new single, “Pancho & Lefty“, is one of three tracks vying for Country 103′s “Emerging Artist Showdown“. The Kamloops, BC radio station will announce the winner and debut the winning track on their Canadian Country Top 10 countdown. You have all week until Friday noon to vote. Let’s all get behind Jensen and make our voice heard. Click here to vote.
Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, Drake Jensen has become a unique figure in the world of Country Music. He has become a voice for the LGBT Community and speaks through his music. Gaining fans who are rediscovering the genre and can now feel included in it, he touches the heart and soul of listeners through his rich, warm voice that tells not only the stories, but conveys deep, sincere emotions.
Drake recently recorded a cover of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” with RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 alum, Willam Belli. The two also filmed a video directed by LA director Michael Serrato. This song and video will add a new twist to the old classic. I can’t wait. Until we get our first look at that gem, check out the music video for Jensen’s cover of the Townes Van Zandt classic, “Pancho and Lefty” below.