Alison Moyet is delighted to unveil the video for ‘The Rarest Birds’, the second single to be taken from her much-praised album ‘Other’. Filmed in her beloved hometown of Brighton and directed by award-winning photographer and videographer Steve Gullick, the video explores themes of diversity and acceptance.
“The Rarest Birds is a paean to LGBTQ, to Brighton, to coming out after the darkest nights into the arms of those that delight in your flight. From me to you,” says Alison.
A long-time advocate of Equal Rights and a patron of the charity, Diversity Role Models, Alison celebrates her relationship with the marginalised and her loyal LGBT fanbase in this dramatic, cinematic and anthemic track.“This song celebrates a place where a person can be who they were meant to be.
It celebrates solidarity when it comes to individualism. It holds hands and calls time on silence, stillness, fear. It celebrates beautiful girls born boys. Stronger boys for being born girls.
Freedom to identify where best we fit.”Later this month, Alison will be performing in “I Feel Love”, a special concert part of Hull, City of Culture’s LGBT 50, marking the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK.‘Other’, Alison’s ninth solo studio album, has received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at #12 in the national charts.
This September Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, including UK and Irish dates from October 27th to November 28th. All tickets are on sale now and info is available on Alison’s website.
Reviews of ‘Other’:
“Some of the most pristine and formidable music of her career.” ★★★★★ Classic Pop
“This time around, she’s gone big and bold. There’s grit in ‘Beautiful Gun’, imperiousness on ‘I Germinate’, but it all gels on the closing ‘Alive’, which begins like a light shower and explodes into stentorian, grinding thunder.” Q ★★★★
“Gorgeous, panoramic melody and a broad palette of styles contribute to a rich tapestry of songs, that are among her best yet.” ★★★★ Record Collector
Watch the video for “The Rarest Birds” right here: