A Pride anthem that tells the LGBTQ+ story in three and a half minutes--this basically sums up Fiorious's new track, "I'm Not Defeated."
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"My intent with 'I'm Not Defeated' was to create an empowering uptempo house track for anyone feeling oppressed or attacked, something to transform their pain into something defiant and confident--and visually, I knew I wanted a celebration of queer resistance," Fiorious says. "So many LGBT+ people are in danger around the world, and I wanted to show how powerful we are as a collective when we come together in protest, and when we express ourselves through dance, through art, through music, through writing."
Interspersed between scenes showcasing violence against the community are snapshots of iconic queer figures and monumental moments, bringing the video full circle. "I wanted to pay tribute to some of our trailblazers, artists, and activists, from James Baldwin, Sylvia Rivera, and Sylvester to Keith Haring, Audre Lorde, and Marsha P. Johnson to Harvey Milk and Marielle Franco, to acknowledge them, take strength and courage from their examples, and show the importance of honoring and continuing that legacy and trajectory," Fiorious tells us.
The bottom line, you will definitely feel feelings after listening and watching the empowering video. Fiorious mentions that after his friends watched the video, it became their "armor to face the day."
He goes on, " I thought this song would be the perfect introduction to my new album 'Revisionary' because it's a mix of personal and political, and I rushed to get the video done for Pride because I wanted a moment that not only makes us dance but makes us feel truly proud, empowered, and connected to a greater movement."
Listen and watch the video for "I'm Not Defeated" below.