Pop star Annie, who I once described here as Norway’s answer to Kylie Minogue, has released a new single in support of Russia’s LGBT people. Via Pitchfork:
The Sochi Olympics kick off today. Norwegian singer Annie and Norwegian visual artist Bjarne Melgaard have shared “Russian Kiss”, their protest song and short film aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime and its anti-gay laws. Watch the film, directed by Richard Kern, below. (It’s not safe for work if your work environment is unaccepting of same-sex makeouts.) Part of the proceeds from the song—which was made with the support of Norwegian free-speech foundation Fritt Ord—will go to the gay rights advocacy non-profit All Out.
Annie’s Back Together made my 2013 best-of list.
(Tipped by JMG reader Terry)