Billy Porter ushers in a new era with anthemic single ‘Children’

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Porter is set to release his fifth studio album next year

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Billy Porter has shared a bang new single titled ‘Children’, co-written with Grammy-winning songwriter MNEK (Dua Lipa, HER) and Little Mix member Jade Thirwell.

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Released today (October 15), the track marks Porter’s debut on Island and Republic. Here’s an inspiring number about Porter’s background as a Broadway actor, as he opens up singing the disco-influenced track: “Look I know times are tough, yeah I mean it’s heartfelt / You ain’t losing the fight, love will fix it / ‘Cause I’ve been there, done that, worn that dress, So you know mom knows it’s best.”

Listen to ‘Kids’ below:

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Porter said in a press release that the ‘kids’ were “inspired by” [his] life and everything [he’s] Went to get here”, adding that he had always had ambitions to release this kind of music, but declined due to the state of the industry and his lack of understanding of what he wanted to express. had gone.

“Music is my first love,” he expressed. “I grew up singing in church. When I first introduced commercial music in 1997, the industry wasn’t ready for all this Black Boy Joy! But luckily the world has caught up. I’m looking forward to this next part of my music career.” Couldn’t be more thrilled to hand the chapter over to the Island/Republic team. Make way kids! Dad’s back.”

Porter continued, “For the first time ever, my music is what I want [and] what i want to say is what i hope [and] Love.” He continued: “We have to choose it every day so that we can fight the evil that is so pervasive. We can fight this only with love and I am so excited for my music for that.”

Today’s press release also mentioned that Porter is gearing up to release her fifth studio album in the near future, with “Children” serving as its lead single. Although a release date has not yet been sealed, the currently untitled LP is expected to arrive in 2022.

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talking to Granthshala At this year’s Brit Awards, Porter said that MNEK had given her “a crash course in British pop”, with the pair working together on several new tracks. Porter also has several films in production, including his directorial debut, what if?, and a queer teen comedy title to be real.

Back in May, Porter revealed that he had been living with HIV for 14 years, adding that his role as the HIV-positive Prayer Tale to erect Gave her an outlet “to say everything I wanted to say via surrogate”.

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