Dolly Parton releasing a gay dance bop? More likely than you think.
The country icon, whose new Netflix series launches this Friday, has revealed that she has a club banger in the vault that might finally make it to Spotify.
“I’ve been wanting to do more uplifting music,” she told the LGBTQ+ news website NewNowNext, referencing the club track song she appeared on with the Swedish electronic duo Galantis last month. “It just came to me with this Galantis song, and it’s really uplifting but it’s a solid dance beat so I loved the idea that people would be out there dancing and praising God.” If anyone could take us to church on a dance floor, it would be Dolly Parton.
The experience was so inspiring that Parton is thinking of digging an old track out her archives. “I have a song called ‘Dance With Me Darling,’ and so I may at some point put that out,” Parton told NewNowNext. “I had a song I’d written years ago called ‘Just A Wee Bit Gay’, that’s a dance song and it’s very uplifting and fun.”
Will Parton finally give the gays everything they want? “[W]ho knows?” she teased. “This may be the time I might think about doing a whole dance record.”
Parton is hard at work promoting her Netflix series, Heartstrings, which transforms some of her most beloved tracks into new stories. The cast features queer favorites Delta Burke and Kathleen Turner, and the trailer teased a queer romance in one of the episodes.
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings drops on Netflix Friday.