‘My Religion’ by TOBY CORTON is a delicious and ripe apple for the ‘devil’ to look at and ‘envy’. This jazz infused, indie-rock goodness is something of a 70’s cultural incentive to music sanity.
From the mouth of Mike Pence’s (U.S. Vice President) came his conviction and affirmation for the sound ‘science’ of ‘gay conversion therapy’. In response to that, Toby states: “It’s about the religious justifications that are used to subject people to suffering, the rhetoric of trying to “save” gay people. It’s a “F**k You!”, to those ideas. We don’t need saving, we need support, acceptance and love.”
“After seeing anti-pride protestors during my Pride experience, I wanted the video to reject these ideas. It’s a display of freedom, despite the fact that there are those that would wish to oppress LGBT+ individuals freedoms,” explaining about his new music video. “I wanted the video to display these vibrant characters inhabiting spaces that appear bleak, a metaphor for the vibrancy brought by LGBT+ people in what can sometimes be quite bleak and oppressive situations.”
It’s a dazzling single. The combination of British neo-soul, jazz, and packaged in a modern r&b indie present, Toby’s the perfect person to open the gift.
Catch Toby Corton & His Band By Chance @ The Windmill in Brixton, November 26th, 2018.