“I wanna give a fuck, I wanna give all my fucks to you,” John Duff sings in the soaring hook of his brand new sassy and sultry single “Give a Fuck,” and damn, we feel every word.
“Give a Fuck” is the perfect love song for the age of the pandemic. “I’m tired of my touch/ pretending what I feel is love” the singer croons as the song opens, and all of us who have spent quarantine without a significant other and have gotten a little too familiar with our own touch know exactly what he means.
It’s a perfect balance of sexy and hilarious, and it’s Duff’s commitment to the bit that really sells it. You can tell that he means every word he sings, and he sings every word beautifully over playful R&B piano.
Duff serves TLC realness in purple silk pajamas on a bed covered in used tissues, and gives his best Liberace in dazzling sequins, feathers and lace. For the video, Duff wanted to play “the man who has everything except for love.”
Duff tells Out that he wanted to channel “queer superstars of yesteryear who never got to be themselves” like Liberace in the video. “I feel it’s my duty to be as full out as they would’ve liked to have been, with all of the glamour and pizzazz of their time,” he says, “It’s like a missing puzzle piece. I mean just imagine how fabulous some of these men would’ve been in an era where glamour was real.”
“I wish I was sexually promiscuous,” Duff continues in a statement, “That doesn't jive with my value system. I need some real attachment in order for me to feel comfortable in a physical scenario.” He adds, “If I found the right situation, I’d love to give a million fucks. Until then, I’m good just singing. I think the kids call me ‘demisexual.’”
"Give a Fuck" is Duff's second single and video, after "Hokie Pokie" (which is just as fun,) from his upcoming unnamed visual EP.