Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Owen Pallett

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 13, 2007 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Final Fantasy, owen pallett, queer music

Final Fantasy's cover of Bloc Party's "This Modern Love":

And singer/violinist Owen Pallett in his own words on being a gay artist for NOW Magazine:

As far as whether the music I make is gay or queer, yeah, it comes from the fact that I'm gay, but that doesn't mean I'm making music about it. There does need to be art about sexual identity, but it's not really what I think a lot of successful gay artists focus on. Rufus Wainwright is not a gay artist, for example. Well, that Gay Messiah song is almost like a manifesto. He doesn't want people to be let down because his music's not gay enough, or not political enough. That's an attitude I personally identify with.

Visit his record label's page and his MySpace page.

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I couldn't really hear his singing very well, but he's really cute. :)