“Everyone deserves to be happy in and outside of the bedroom,” says the gay and delightfully dapper singer, Stewart Taylor. His new song ‘Mess Your Hair Up’ celebrates gettin’ frisky under the sheets. And while it may appear simplistic and perhaps more superficial than his previous tracks, Stewart argues that sometimes simple and fun is better.
“One of my favorite Prince songs is literally about wanting his lover’s ‘extra time and their KISS,’ and it’s still iconic.”
The music video reflects the optimism of the song.
“I wanted to keep it fun with a hint of old classic Hollywood,” Stewart explains. “The video celebrates white, black, Latino, and even drag queen hairstyles because all of it is beautiful to me.”
Stewart Taylor is best known for his anti-bullying single “Liberation,” and for his emotional coming out story, featured in Dan Savage and Terry Miller’s New York Times bestselling book, “It Gets Better”.
He currently lives in Los Angeles and has been vocal about the struggles of making it in music as a gay artist.
“I’ve been passed up by record labels and major executives simply because I am out. Even with all the progress the LGBTQ community has made in the last few years, there still needs to be more LGBTQ visibility in music and entertainment. At the end of the day, so what if I’m not an All-American straight guy? All of my favorite artists and songwriters started from nothing and built empires, despite obstacles and adversity, and I aim to be the next out artist who breaks through.”
Stewart Taylor’s “Mess Your Hair Up” is available on Apple Music, Spotify and all digital platforms.