Quiet Boy confront the persecution and misunderstanding of LGBTQ individuals in the video for their new single ‘Supergirl’.
Though the track started out as an ode to principle songwriter, Gaz Tomlinson’s partner, musician and performer Brigitte Aphrodite, the video for ‘Supergirl’ has taken the song in a different direction, shining light on the challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals.
Tomlinson explains, “For the visual we wanted to subvert the surface meaning of the song. Supergirls can come in any form and be different things to different people. In this case this is what the song means to band member Alex Faye Braithwaite.”
Expanding on the concept he continues, “the song ‘sung by a man about a woman’ acts as a counterpoint to the video, where we see a ‘woman singing about a woman’. The words on her body express the stigma attached to her sexuality, and the bravery involved in washing them away”
The band’s new four track EP, ‘Earwig’, will be launched in Dalston, London on May 25th. For more information visit the Quiet Boy facebook page.