Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas, has released an exuberant video for his new single “This Was My House” which he is calling a “love letter to the LGBTQ community” and its safe spaces which are disappearing. The single is the first track off his upcoming album Fun City, due this fall.
This Was My House features the vocals of Niki Haris and Donna De Lory, and was written as an banner-waving ode to LGBTQ safe spaces.
“The song is about how the safe spaces for the LGBTQ community have been fractured of late with a palpable uprising of anti-LGBTQ and xenophobic rhetoric, which is scarily even more real now as these public spaces are closed for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic…” said Bright Light Bright Light. “LGBTQ people – most notably trans women – are attacked and killed at an alarming rate, and so this song is a fierce statement that every living person deserves to feel safe in the place they call home, whoever you may be.”
“The idea of a deeply flawed but still beautiful world is what the album is about, so I thought it was a fitting image for how the LGBTQ world has had to find laughter and solidarity in face of prejudice through history, dancing through pain and living for love in spite of hate…” continued Bright Light Bright Light.