Sunday, March 31, 2013

Brian Mansfield's Review of "Outlaws of Love"

Outlaws of Love (BC Jean, Adam Lambert, Rune Westberg).

Maybe this song isn't actually about gay marriage, maybe it's about more than that. But after last week's vote in North Carolina and President Obama's subsequent public support for gay marriage, it's impossible to hear it any other way this week. Elsewhere on Trespassing, Adam has touched lightly on his sexuality. Here, though, he focuses on the human cost of societal attitudes, singing "Scars make us who we are/Hearts and homes are broken, broken/Far, we could go so far/With our minds wide open, open." For all of Adam's bravado on Trespassing, this is perhaps the bravest song.

-Brian Mansfield

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