Feature by: Sarah Vardy
Photo credit: Myriam Santos

New York singer-songwriter Greg Holden’s new music video for his song “Boys In The Street” plays out the beautiful story behind this powerful song. Holden’s bravery is inspiring to release such a personal and touching portrait of queer acceptance, which took a lifetime to attain from his father. The staging of the film clip is very stripped back and raw, akin to the ballad; using mannequins as a metaphor for the repetitive conversations between Holden and his father about his sexuality. It’s ever more dramatic in the final stanza when one of the mannequins disappears from the stereotypical, country kitchen style set to signify his father’s passing and final acceptance of Holden and his homosexuality. It’s stirring to see dialogue about homophobia and the judgements that can often ensue due to unacceptance. The film clip for “Boys In the Street” was released on June 15th 2015.

Holden will be keeping company with blues rockers Vintage Trouble over fall for their North American tour. The tour kicks off in Minneapolis on September 12 with 16 more dates throughout October. A smidge before the tour Holden will be playing at Lightening 100’s annual concert series Live On The Green on September 3rd. Holden will also be at Rockwood Music Hall on September 9 for a unique Communion NYC duo show. You can get your paws on tickets for all these gigs at GregHoldenOnline.com.

Holden is officially hitting the road to promote his major label debut album release Chase The Sun that includes his single “Hold On Tight” and the emotionally rousing “Boys In The Street”. Chase The Sun follows Holden’s previous, well-received albums 2009’s A Word in Edgeways and 2011’s I Don’t Believe You. Holden’s track “The Lost Boy” was picked up by Sons of Anarchy, was No.1 on iTunes in Holland, raised over $50,000 for the Red Cross, was No.36 on Billboard’s Rock Chart and sold over 30,000 downloads in the United States. Holden also earned some serious cred for his track “Home” that became the debut single for the American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. “Home” sold 5 million copies in the US and crowned Holden with the ASCAP Pop Award.

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