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."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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