Indie dance music artist Fiorious has a message for closeted men on his latest single "Damn Shame" from his upcoming album No Immunity (released February 26).
"Growing up I've always heard people say, 'What a shame so-and-so is gay,' and for me I wanted to resignify it to say 'What a shame they aren't gay or living honestly as gay," he says. "That kind of internal shame is a horrible cross to bear. And even as far as the culture has evolved, it's kind of shocking how many married men and men who date women continue to lead this double life. So this track is a playful nudge to come out and lift the burden."
With echoes of George Michael and Andy Bell of Erasure, Fiorious delivers tight vocals and catchy lyrics that linger long after the track's final beat hits.
Slip on your dancing shoes and listen to the full song, debuting exclusively on The Advocate, below.
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