I Confess

Album: Sing It Loud (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • Sing It Loud is the thirteenth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang and her first collection of original material since 2008's Watershed.
  • The song finds lang paying homage to one of her musical heroes. She told Spinner: "We definitely set up to write a Roy Orbison song. When Josh [Grange] and Daniel [Clarke] and I sat down to write that, I said, 'I want to write an Orbison-esque song' and that's what came out."
  • The same-sex couple in the song's music video frolic but don't kiss. Lang told Spinner: "My choice was to have the two figures be two girls but, like, some question there. I wanted [model/singer] Mav Viola, [who] is sort of the butch one, to be very, very androgynous. I don't think she's as androgynous as I was hoping, but I didn't get that into the whole actual philosophical discussion of the outcome of it. I just wanted it to be more on the ambiguous side of it."

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