Tony winner and former OUT 100 honoree Billy Porter has a new music video for his single “Wash That Man,” off of his fourth studio album The Soul Of Richard Rodgers , that OUT Magazine says is “a gorgeous, sensual visual representation of Porter’s musicality while embodying a spirit of resistance.” Read on here …
“Our brainstorm session was more of a conversation about politics and our responsibility as artists to respond, react, and resist the social and political injustices we find ourselves in today,” explains director Kena Tangi Dorsey. “Even though the message is political, I still wanted to make it sexy, entertaining and an aesthetically beautiful video to watch. It was important for us to make sure the message was relayed boldly, fiercely and with no apologies.”
The Soul Of Richard Rodgers , features new, soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs, includes solos and duets from the following artists (in addition to Porter himself): Tony and Grammy Award winners Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Tony Award-winner Patina Miller (Pippin), Grammy Award winners Pentatonix and India.Arie, Tony Award nominees Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), alongside YouTube sensation and Kinky Boots star Todrick Hall and multiple Grammy Award nominees Deborah Cox and Ledisi.
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