UK Singer-songwriter Premiers Coming Out Day Video
By Dale Henry Geist, Editor
UK singer-songwriter Roseanna Jones (Worry Dolls) has given us a sneak peek at a deeply moving video she created to celebrate Coming Out Day (Sunday, October 11th.) On her solo debut, “Breathe Out,” Jones extends a compassionate hand to all the people who have suffered the anguish of being closeted. Not incidentally, the song also marks Jones’ public coming out.
The video features 26 LGBTQ+ people sharing their profoundly personal experiences of coming out.
Asked about how the video came together, Jones says, “I sent out a message on Facebook asking for LGBTQ+ people who wouldn’t mind sharing their coming out experiences for a special project. I was overwhelmed by the response and how vulnerable people were on camera.”
Jones explains the inspiration behind the song: “It seems more important than ever to live openly and honestly, and stand up for our human rights. ‘Breathe Out’ is about the weightlessness I felt coming out. I tried to capture that feeling to help give others strength who maybe haven’t got there yet.”
“Breathe Out” is available now on all major streaming platforms, and all proceeds from its sale go towards The Kaleidoscope Trust – a UK-based charity working to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in countries around the world where they face harsh discrimination.
The piano-driven ballad was composed by Jones, Rebekah Powell and Zoe Nicoland, and co-produced by Jones with Jo Dudderidge (Lissie, The Travelling Band), with strings by Georgina Leach (Seasick Steve, Ethan Johns).