Here is some music by a legitimately good, openly gay artist! And I’m not just saying that because he’s a hot Canadian indie dude with a beard! It’s actually intelligent, well-written and not reeking of pop-chart desperation. Take note, Adam Lambert. This is how you do us proud.
Woodpigeon, led by “happy-to-be-openly-gay artist” Mark Hamilton, released their latest EP For Paolo today. The five-songs (plus an acoustic version of the title track) were inspired by classic rock/pop cassettes that his parents used to play on long, family drives. Here’s what Hamilton had to say about the various influences:
“The songs of the For Paolo EP are a valentine of sorts to those old cassettes of my parents – I’d like to think there’s more than just a dash of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tango in the Night’ in the title track, a little bit of girly one-hit wonder in ‘One To Many’. But then again, whenever I think I’m getting pretty close at sounding one way, I’m the only one who hears it – so you’ll have to excuse the thought that there’s a little bit of Boys Don’t Cry’s ‘I Wanna Be a Cowboy’ and Iron Butterfly mixed in here somewhere too.”
The songs of the For Paolo EP are also a valentine to my heart. You’ve got me swooning, Mark. Swooning hard (and this is one of those rare cases when I’m not referring to my penis).
Click through to listen to the EP’s title track, “For Paolo”: