The music video for Proud includes an uplifting message of hope for the LGBTQI community 

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

Originally hailing from Northern Ireland, London-based singer Conleth Kane has today released a brand-new video for his hit single Proud.

With lyrics such as: “When I look in the mirror, I feel free / I don’t care anymore what you think of me / I don’t care anymore / I’ve got my liberty / ‘Cause I’m proud and I will sing it loud”, Proud was always set to be an LGBTQI anthem. With this brand-new accompanying video, Conleth has confirmed his queer icon status and showed us all how to live without fearing what other’s think. 

The uplifting and inspiring video tackles the issues of gender expression and identity, that members of the LGBTQI community know all too well, and instead celebrates our community with this beautiful message of hope. 

During lockdown, he also recreated his viral hit song in tribute to NHS workers.

Conleth rewrote the song to make the lyrics relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic after being approached by one of his best friends, a nurse, who was in charge of a COVID-19 ward.

Speaking about the song, Conleth said: “I was meant to be releasing my debut EP this June but all my concerts, appearances and gigs got cancelled so I had to postpone it.”

“I wanted to get creative in lockdown and do my my bit, so I decided to rework Proud and make it Proud (of our NHS).”

Conelth has trained at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools in London and went on to perform roles on screen as well as in Musicals in the West End and all over the UK/Ireland before becoming a singer and songwriter.

He went on to perform live sets of his own songs on both BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Ulster, and Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Radio Station, Cool FM. 2017 saw Conelth win the Personal Contribution to the LGBTQ Community Award at the annual GNI Magazine Awards in Belfast – voted for by the public.

He has spent the last three years touring his music all over the world as well as performing as a special guest for the London Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Mens Dance Company.

Conleth’s debut studio EP Liberty is set for release 8 August 2020.

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