If the so-called right-side-up world just doesn’t have space for gay love, then he’s living in a world that’s upside down…
And he’s loving it.
Off of the queer quartet’s third, dreamy, indie-pop rock album, Stunning and Atrocious, “Upside Down,” is just one of a glorious collection of songs that celebrate queer life and sexuality. Explaining the title behind the album, Rogers explains that, for a time leading up to the album, he found himself describing everything that life brought his way as either, ‘stunning’ or ‘atrocious.’ These two themes weave their way throughout the writing on the album, as Rogers is more celebratory and open about his gay sexuality on record than ever before.
The album allowed for the band to explore creatively both the stunning and atrocious parts of life and experiences, and beautifully blends together the bands more ethereal and lush side with their more straightforward (or queerforward!) rock n’ roll. It’s equal parts celebration and protest.
Pride says love is love, whether it’s right-side-up, upside down or sideways. We celebrate you, your love, your joy and your freedom.
And we march onward and upward together to build a world that’s more stunning, and less atrocious.
For a dreamy, queer pride celebration, check out the “Upside Down” music video below, and make sure to give Stunning and Atrocious a spin on your favorite streaming service, pick up a copy from your local, independent record store, and check out the rest of Fleece’s delicious catalog as well!
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