#MusicVideo

Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande Dance The Night Away In The MV For "Dance To This"

Troye Sivan’s latest music video is out and features Ariana Grande!

Today, Troye Sivan has released the music video for “Dance To This,” which is a track from his upcoming album, Bloom.

The video below was directed by Vogue contributor Bardia Zeinali, who directed Sivan’s other music video for “Bloom.”

The song “Dance This This” has so far topped the iTunes charts in 21 countries, which earned it a Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Record.

As for Sivan’s upcoming album and tour, Bloom will drop on August 31 and is available for pre-order now. Plus, the Bloom Tour will start on September 21 in cities all over the world such as New York City, Austin, Jacksonville, Upper Darby/Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Denver, Chicago, Portland, and many more. Tickets for the tour are available at LiveNation.com or TroyeSivan.com and will include a physical copy of Bloom.

But without further ado, you can watch the music video for “Dance To This” below.

Korean Pop Singer Holland Debuts Fun and Sexy New Music Video For "I'm Not Afraid"

Holland is back again and this time with a steamy new music video.

The K-pop singer is one of South Korea’s two openly gay male singers that are creating music and a door for LGBTQ talent in the future (the other being MRSHLL).

Holland burst through the South Korean music scene early this year with his single “Neverland.” Unfortunately, the music video accompanying the song was rated 19+ despite it only depicting a sweet and innocent gay romance.

Now, Holland’s new music video for the song “I’m Not Afraid” amps up the that gay romance into one with a sexy make out scene.

The video, which dropped yesterday, shows that Holland’s not afraid to be himself and to embrace all types of LGBTQ life. To show this, he hangs out at a party with a diverse group of drag queens, people of color, and LGBTQ people.

Then the video's most shocking and exciting moment was when Holland had a 15 second-long make out session with one of the men at the party.

Unfortunately, this music video has been censored as well with Holland tweeting out yesterday that Youtube had censored it.

“On YouTube my new Song #imnotafraid received an R rating. We are trying to figure out what cause of the song receiving the ban is. We’ll figure it out quickly and find a solution,” the singer wrote.

He then added: “I’m really sorry.”

Want to know what all the fuss is about? If so, you can watch the video below.

Keiynan Lonsdale Brought Sexy Black Boy Magic To New Single "Preach"

Keiynan Lonsdale is back with a new music single and it's all kinds of magical.

The Love, Simon star has been having a great year so far. Not only did he star in one of the year's most celebrated gay films, but he's also successfully branching out more into the world of music.

On that front, Lonsdale released a new song and music video at midnight titled "Preach."

While at a first glance, the song's lyrics seem to be about falling desperately in love, Keiynan Lonsdale says its more than that. He says the song's really about transcending oneself, and specifically himself, into the highest form of self-love.

“I wrote ‘Preach’ over a year ago.. but I didn’t know what it actually meant, or its significance to my life, until several months later,” Lonsdale told TheFader. “Both the song and the video have become like my mirrors, so everything good & bad that comes with one’s own reflection has of course presented itself through this project haha.” 

The music video for the song reflects that in its two different sequences.

The video starts out with Lonsdale in a dark bar and dance room alone. He struts his stuff and dances seductively in that dark disco room before we're transported to a nature scene. There, shirtless Londsdale dances again but with a lighter and airier vibe.

Check out the video below.

 

Sam Smith And Logic Joined Together For New Music Video "Pray"

Logic’s celebrating LGBTQ representation again, though this time it’s at the assistance of a big LGBTQ voice.

Yesterday, UK singer Sam Smith dropped the music video for his new single “Pray.” The openly gay singer already had a song under that title in his second album The Thrill of It All, but released a single version that features lyrics from rapper Logic.

Some of the lyrics within the song go:

“We are all looking around at what’s happening in the world and it is just messed.”

“You’ve got no choice but to look up to the sky and put your hands together and pray for something to happen, because I feel helpless as a human right now.”

As for the music video itself, Smith performs the song while standing in beautiful rooms within a grand manor house after riding across the Italian waters of Lake Como in a speed boat.

You can check out the music video to Sam Smith's new single version of "Pray" down below.

Nyle DiMarco Is One Hot Cowboy In Dan + Shay Video "Tequila"

Sexy actor/model Nyle DiMarco recently played a woofy cowboy in the music video for "Tequila" by country artists Dan + Shay, and the video has now been nominated for "Best Video of the Year" and "Best Duo Video of the Year" by the CMT Music Awards.

The music video has racked up over 16 million views on YouTube alone since it's release.

The former DWTS and ANTM champ took to Twitter today to celebrate the news of the nominations, writing, "THIS IS HUGE!!!!!  SO HONORED TO BE A PART OF THIS!"

DiMarco also urged his fans to check out the video and vote for the country tune here.

Check out the music video below.

With all that hotness going on, it's amazing the snow didn't melt... 

And, not for nothing but Dan + Shay are waaaay easy on the eyes, too...

Singer/Songwriter Chester Lockhart Released A Haunting New Single Called "In Loving Memory"

Gay creative Chester Lockhart is doubling down on his music career.

Lockhart is one of those creatives who does everything. He’s a songwriter, a singer, a director, an actor, a producer, and more. The simple reason for this is because he’s driven enough to make his art even if he has to do it himself.

Learning this from his close friend Todrick Hall, it’s only natural that Lockhart would later zero in on the music industry and want to make a name for himself. And that’s what he’s trying to do with the release of his new sing, “In Loving Memory.”

In order to promote the new music video, Lockhart had an interview with Billboard to talk about his music, his music video, making both, and his friendship with Hall.

 

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We’ve collected some of the finer points of the interview below.

Billboard: What initially made you want to transition into making pop?

Lockhart: I had a heart attack at the beginning of 2016, at 23. It was a good wakeup call for me because I was working myself to the bone doing so many things that weren't necessarily for me. I was like a) life is short and b) if you don’t make things happen for yourself, it’s never gonna happen. I became so motivated to just do me and stop living for anyone else but myself. Plus, being gay is such a funny thing. I feel like people don’t really -- in music especially -- people didn’t take me seriously. Like, oh, you’re just a gay artist. And I was like, what the fuck does that mean? That doesn’t make any difference in what I can create. People just wouldn’t believe in me. We’ve only got this one life and I’m not about to not be Chester Lockhart, this gay haunted house witch queen.

How did you arrive at the “broken chains and gay ghosts” aesthetic?

As a kid, growing up gay, especially in an area where it was not accepted and with very conservative Christian parents, it was a really big challenge for me and I was always struggling to find myself, my voice. I lived so many lives just as a teenager. I was a nerdy theater kid, I was this death metal goth queen for a hot second, I went through this ‘80s tracksuit workout phase. I was just all over the place trying to find what I was. Finally when I became an adult and went out into the real world and just let myself be, I realized I was all of those things. I stopped trying to fit into all these little boxes and I took a little boxcutter and combined all those bitches with a little bit of glitter tape and here I am.

 

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You wrote the music and lyrics for the song, recorded it, mixed it and mastered it yourself, and then directed, produced, styled and choreographed the video. Hardly anyone ever does that anymore. What made you want to do it?

I’ve always had a very clear vision. I’ve worked for years with my best friend Todrick Hall. He’s another person who wears a lot of hats. When he has a vision, he executes it from start to finish. Having a theater background, I was so new to music but I always did creative things. I would tinker around in GarageBand when I was in high school and eventually I had amassed a lot of recordings but I didn’t know how to execute them. I didn’t know anybody who was a filmmaker or a stylist, but I had all these visions in my brain. I was like well, if nobody’s gonna help me do it then I should just create it myself because I don’t wanna hold all this stuff secret anymore.

Lockhart goes further to talk about how he created the concept for “In Loving Memory.”

“There’s this guy who is a total asshole and broke my heart until I literally died and it’s in loving memory of my heart.”

If you want to check out that music video, its right down below. If you want to read more of the interview between Chester Lockhart and Billboard, you can click here.

h/t: Billboard

Natti Vogel's "Brown Rice" Music Video Focuses On Depression In The Gay Community

A new music video starring Matthew Wilkas is taking a hard look at body issues and self-image.

Up to this point, singer-songwriter Natti Vogel has mostly been known in the New York Indie music circuit, but now he’s trying reach out to bigger audiences with the music video for “Brown Rice.”

That said, a lot of people are focusing on the lead star of the music video, Matthew Wilkas. The star of the 2012 film Gaybe and HBO’s Looking, leads the film as man with a strong Instagram following and deals with depression and body issues.

The man tries to block out his problems by focusing on exercise, and when that doesn’t work he turns to drugs and anonymous sex (with adult film performer Tegan Zayne).

While the music video released around this time last month, it’s gained new momentum thanks to a quick interview Vogel did with HuffPost.

In the interview, Vogel shared that he hopes that Wilkas’s stardom doesn’t totally take away from the message of the video.

“I want the general audience to feel the desperation of needing to be approved of and to question the lengths they are willing to go to gain that approval at the expense of whatever it is that might make them amazing to begin with,” Vogel shared.

“I wanted everyone to be able to find themselves in this character, and question if what consumes them is leading them towards happiness,” added Director/Choreographer Eamon Foley. “Even the man who looks like he has it all with his 100K followers and free underwear feels inadequate ... [Many] gay men are organizing their lives around an unachievable ideal that won’t take care of them in their old age.” 

“I felt the story for years emotionally, as I think most of us gay men have, and we just had to express it artistically,” Vogel continued. “We’ve been pressured, threatened, forced, advised to do that our whole lives and it hasn’t worked ― it’s left us with a ton of anxiety and loneliness.” 

We look forward to seeing more of Vogel’s work. In the meantime, you can check out the music video to “Brown Rice” below. Or, you could check out his Spotify by clicking this link.

 

Watch This Beautiful Wedding Officiated By Kesha

Last week, we shared with you the news that artists like Bob Dylan, Kesha, and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, were switching the pronouns in classic love songs and making them into the perfect music for a gay wedding.

Now, Kesha has gone a step further by releasing a music video in which she helps a real gay couple get married.

Recently, Kesha shared on Twitter that she was honored and excited to be a part of the Universal Love album. In the album, she sings her version of Janis Joplin’s “I Need A Man to Love,” and gives it the new title “I Need A Woman.”

In the twitter video, found below, she says, “When I was approached for this project, I instantly said yes. It was a no-brainer.”

The singer, who identifies as bisexual, then shared a music video a couple days later. 

In the video, Kesha starts out by drying across the desert, but the video also follows real life couple Dani and Lindsay as they have fun in Las Vegas.

Later, the two stories merge, and the music stops, as Kesha marries the two in a beautiful ceremony. (Of course, this isn't the first time Kesha's married a gay couple, so there was a good chance that this one would go smoothly).

Grab some tissues, someone cute to hug (a lover, pet, or teddy-bear), and check out the video down below.

Keiynan Lonsdale Released A Music Video Celebrating Young Love

Keiynan Lonsdale has been very busy lately.

The heartthrob who normally runs around on TV’s The Flash has recently made a splash in the pop culture world because of his role in gay teen rom-com Love, Simon. But, acting isn’t all the rising celebrity has on his portfolio.

The actor, who came out as bisexual last year, is also a singer, and he recently released a new lyric video for the song “Kiss the Boy.”

The music video celebrates love between young people. The video shows teenagers (boys and girls, straight, bisexual, and gay) hanging out, kissing, and being all kinds of cute.

Recently, Lonsdale told Billboard that he created the song after being inspired by Love, Simon and The Little Mermaid.

“The teaser for Love, Simon had dropped on YouTube and then for some reason, I don’t know why, the song ’Kiss the Girl’ from The Little Mermaid popped up on my feed,” he said.

“I was like, ‘Oh, that’s so funny. I wonder if I can do a cover of that song, but change it to about a boy?’ It didn’t work, but I was thinking about the Love, Simon trailer and I was really happy. Eventually, I got the hook, ’If you wanna kiss the boy/ Then you better kiss the boy right now.'”

“Kiss the Boy” will be a part of Keiynan Lonsdale’s upcoming album. Until that comes out, you can watch the music video down below.

 

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Have You Seen the 'Hey Kitty Girl' Parody?

Many are still gagging over last week’s RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 finale and for others that ship has sailed and they are ready to get to know the queens from Season 10. One thing is for sure, just like last year’s Read U Wrote U, the All Stars finale song and music video to Hey Kitty Girl is stuck in everyone’s head!

Take this group of friends from Utah, for example, who during a cabin weekend in the woods decided to strut their stuff in what is appearing to be a viral rendition of the original featuring Kennedy Davenport, Shangela, BeBe Zahara Benet, and our winner Trixie Mattel.

This group of cute bears and cubs were warm and toasty in their cabin—after what appears to be a night of drinking (just look at that kitchen!) I wonder whose idea this was!

Each member of the group played a vital part in the re-creation. They have all the memorable parts like BeBe’s tabletop choreography, Trixie’s tarantula legs, the judges awkward Kindergarten dance, and even the leg lift that BeBe struggled to land.

Shot all in a single camera move, these boys are racking up some popularity online, and why not? The world has RuPaul’s Drag Race fever—and these guys, well, they had cabin fever!

Here’s the video parody that is hoping to start the Kitty Girl Challenge:

 

It also looks like Mama Ru herself has given the boys their blessing. WERK!

And so has Michelle Visage:

How did it measure up to the original?

h/t: Hey Kitty Girls YouTube

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