By Alan Ho
Who: Brendan James
Where: Charleston, SC (by way of Derry, NH)
Video: Nothin But Love
Definitely a bona-fide power in the ranks of indie singer-songwriters, Brendan James brings forward his most powerful music video to date so far with his new single “Nothin But Love,” from his new album Hope In Transition. The video uses the platform of supporting marriage equality and LGBT causes while garnering celeb praise from people like Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Partners), Boy George and was directed by one of Brendan’s old college friends, Jeremy O’Keefe. Says James: “While on tour in September, I stopped in Atlanta at the request of an old college friend, Jeremy O’Keefe. Jeremy is now a successful filmmaker who was spending the summer in Atlanta. He asked if I would shoot a special music video with him, using my new song, ‘Nothin’ But Love,’ as a platform for marriage equality and gay rights. I said yes without blinking an eye. Jeremy is gay, and to think that he is denied the same marriage rights that I am is unbelievable to me. He invited 30 people of different races, ages and lifestyles to come and lip-sync my song that day. And the result was overwhelming. I’d like to thank everyone involved for the love and kindness they brought to the set that day, and for showing me first hand just how humble and meaningful their cause really is. I hope this simple video helps tip the scales towards love and marriage equality in this country. It’s definitely time.”
The singer-songwriter is hoping to latch on to an appropriate charity for the sales of the single.
Let us know what YOU think of the video on Twitter by tweeting us at our Twitter handle @musiqtone and Brendan’s handle at @bjamesmusic at with the hashtag #NothingButLove and let’s see how far we go with this one!