BILLY PORTER CALLS FOR CHANGE WITH NEW SONG “STRANGER THINGS” OUT NOW
GRAMMY®, EMMY®, and twice Tony® Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter shares a timely and empowering new song entitled “Stranger Things” via Island UK and Republic Records.
Billy debuted the song during an incendiary set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City. Fittingly, he introduced the song by declaring, “I came with a message of hope.” The track makes good on this promise. Over a strong and soulful beat punctuated by funk guitar, the vocals resound with unrestrained spirit proclaiming, “We can’t lose when we stick together.”
Billy Porter commented, “I’m proud to say that STRANGER THINGS is a call to action. A reminder that none of the extreme trauma that we’ve been experiencing in this moment is new, and that the human spirit is resilient. No one is going to save us from ourselves but ourselves. Stranger things have already happened to all of us. So — it’s time to get to work.”
The new song follow’s “Children” which has received over 6 million global streams to date. Check out the official music video for “Children” HERE. PopSugar hailed the song as “a celebration of life and it comes at a time in the world when people could use a little extra energy to motivate them.”
A true cultural force of nature, Porter’s directorial debut, Anything’s Possible, arrived to unanimous critical applause this summer. It notably holds a coveted “Certified Fresh” critics score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes with praise from CNN, Boston Herald, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and RogerEbert.com who summed it up as “groundbreaking.”
Porter recently released the paperback version of his best-selling memoir, Unprotected. The New York Times touts: “This is not just a memoir, saints; this is a testimony.”