Will Young has premiered a powerful new video for his latest single – Brave Man – which is the latest track from his album 85% Proof, which was released back in May.
The accompanying music video seeds a male youth strip down in a British pub, before walking around town naked and facing ridicule and concern from members of the public.
However, there is a moving moment at the end when it is revealed that Will has used the video as a platform to tell the story of a real-life young female-to-male transgender.
Young said of the new single;
It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman’s body and then decide to do something about this. As I thought more about it I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man’s body but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite. Almost a perverted kind of patriarchy.
In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn’t brave but my God it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing.
This video isn’t about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone’s life. I’ve never felt so humbled and proud.”
Check out the Brave Man video for yourself below: