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Wrabel's 'The Village' Video Tells a Colorful Story of Transgender Survival


Wrabel's "The Village" video opens with a message: "In nature, a flock will attack any bird that is more colorful than the others because being different is seen as a threat."

With this fact as its central theme, Wrabel's powerful new visual follows a young transgender man's difficult journey into self-actualization—from privately binding his chest in the bathroom to finally shaving his head and flaunting his literal colors in the school hallway. 

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The queer singer/songwriter's piano-led power-ballad comes at the heels of President Trump's discriminatory transgender military ban, and offers affirmation for those on the fringes of society. "There's something wrong in the village, they stare in the village," he wails on the chorus. "There's nothing wrong with you, it's true." 

"The Village" follows Wrabel's debut We Could Be Beautiful EP, which features the summer-friendly title track and the more grim "Bloodstain"—a song about being a love-hungry masochist. 

Watch Wrabel's "The Village," below. 

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