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“Breathe Out,” Roseanna Jones

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.”


A Honky-Tonk of Our Own

“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).