Full Darren Hayes Homosexual Album Lyrics and Tracklist
My version of putting the word ‘homosexual’ up in neon is about ridding myself of old, deep shame on a cellular level. I’ve wanted to make a record that sounded like a period of life that I, perhaps, wished I could have re-experienced. If I could have had a happier coming-out period, what might it have sounded like.It was important that this felt like music for a film, but the film is my life.
I named my album “Homosexual” for a variety of reasons. The most obvious, is that I’m a gay man who grew up in an era when that word was used to shame and vilify people like me, so I wanted to reclaim it.
I’m also a recording artist who came up in an era where being openly gay was frowned upon and I experienced first hand, the attempted erasure of my true identity from the marketing department of a major record label. But perhaps the most important reason I chose this title is that in 2022, I’m living in a time and in a country where the freedoms of LGBTQI+ people are more at risk than they’ve ever been. Moments like the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in Florida, or the constant attacks on trans people, have made it clear to me that now is the time to be as loud as possible about who I am.
So on the front cover of my album, I’m proudly lounging upon my version of a stairway to heaven. Emblazoned across me, in the brightest hot pink neon, is a word the 11-year-old me used to be terrified of. I lounge proudly underneath the electric buzz of this symbol, this term that used to be used to denigrate people like me. Now it’s my word. Now it means whatever I want it to mean. If you haven’t worked it out yet, I think it means something magical, amazing, unique and essential.
Read all the Lyrics to ‘Homosexual’ by Darren Hayes Below.
- Let’s Try Being In Love Lyrics
- Do You Remember? Lyrics
- A Little Death Lyrics
- Poison Blood Lyrics
- Hey Matt Lyrics
- Homosexual (Act One) Lyrics
- Music Video Lyrics
- Euphoric Equation Lyrics
- Nocturnal Animal Lyrics
- Feels Like It’s Over Lyrics
- All You Pretty Things Lyrics
- We Are Alchemists Lyrics
- Homosexual (Act Two) Lyrics
- Birth Lyrics