|Photo by Kevin Alexander|
Despite the song being released at the start of Pride Month, Fusilier is critical of the modern celebration:
“Pride is so boring. A protest-cum-celebration of marginalized people has become a mirror for the existing hierarchies of society. The people who now need uplift and recognition are the people who ‘Gay’ movements hide. They’re women, they’re queer, they’re trans and non-binary, they’re poor, they’re HIV positive, they’re Black. They’re the ones who aren’t going to bank with Santander because they’re issuing debit cards decorated with rainbows. We should get back to our riotous roots.”
You can watch the video for Fusilier's take on "Dancing in the Street" below. Upstream, the new EP from Fusilier, is available now via Bandcamp. For more on Fusilier, check out the artist's Facebook and Twitter.