UPDATE: Pride Life issue 20 is now available, and you can buy it here!
The next issue of Pride Life magazine isn’t far away, now, so here’s a teaser to keep you going. The full article will be available in our next issue, so keep your eyes peeled!
The excerpt is below.
While most big-name gay singers still shy away from same-sex references in their songs, under the pretext of keeping a “universal” appeal, John Grant’s straightforwardness continues to impress.
Unconcerned with any danger of being pigeon-holed as a niche artist, his frank examinations of dysfunctional gay relationships have won him critical and commercial success, and a fan base that extends far beyond the boundaries of the gay demographic.
On his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, we find Grant casting a withering eye on certain aspects of gay society. “No more reindeer games with narcissistic queers,” he vows on No More Tangles, freeing himself from the suffocating vanity of a partner whose “hair smells terrific, but I cannot stand to have you around.”