I Wanna Be Myself Or Nothing At All feels like a mantra many of us aim for, but not many of us achieve.
I like to think as a 25 year old queer man – and I use queer as in not gay, not straight, not even identifying with bi – lots of my younger friends are able to find solace in the little bits between those labels.
At this stage of my life, this little mantra – unpacked in this gorgeous pop song – resonates as something I wish I had. And for those young folks in the in-between, I really hope us sharing this helps them realise they’re valid.
Nick Ward – and Lontalius – you are appreciated.