Will Young has released a fantastic video to accompany his latest single Brave Man, which is out on 4th December. Directed by long-term collaborator WIZ (Dizzee Rascal, Marilyn Manson, Arctic Monkey’s), it features a transgender man (the important factor here being an actual transgender man, not an actor playing one) who portrays the isolation and prejudice the LGBT community can face, but also the strong resilience and empowerment they share.
“It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about this,” said Will when discussing the video. “As I thought more about it I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man’s body but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite. Almost a perverted kind of patriarchy.
“In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn’t brave but my god it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn’t about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone’s life. I’ve never felt so humbled and proud.”
Written by Will along with collaborators Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell, the single is the fourth taken from his sixth studio album, 85% Proof. It’s already hit the number 1 spot, making it his fourth album to do so!
Don’t forget, there are still tickets left for The Love Revolution Tour which kicks off on the 29th October in York…. That one is sold out though! For more information on his tour, go here.