British singer/ songwriter Leon Else posted this a note on Facebook last week effectively coming out as gay. His latest video for the song What I Won’t Do addressed the issue in the lyrics, but he was more forthcoming in the post…
“I believe we all struggle with self-acceptance at some point or another. Up until very recently I had spent most of my life living a lie. No one in my life knew the real me, and it came to a point where I don’t think I even knew who that person was.
I was running from my truth because of all the pain and darkness I had experienced…. I was in a state in which I was so ashamed of who I was and didn’t know how to truly live openly.
When I wrote this song, most people just thought it was about an obvious heterosexual scenario because that’s how I portrayed it. But I really wrote it as my own way of saying that everything is not as it seemed;
It’s not a woman I wanted in my bed, but a man.
It was my way of releasing the burden I felt without anyone really knowing my secret.“
As we said before, condragulations, Leon! We love the new song and can’t wait for the EP, What Are We Doing out this summer.