Music is a truly liberating outlet. It energises the body, relaxes the mind, and feeds the soul. A universal remedy, no matter what language you speak, no matter where you come from, no matter who you love, or what you do, music has the power to connect people. One simple beat can overpower class, race, and gender and bring people together in unity for the better.
This is exactly what house duo True Religion have done. Hailing from different countries, different occupations, and different lifestyles, the duo found common ground in music and all that it represents: inclusivity, mindfulness, and love. Their new track Que Bonita and accompanying video encompass these values entirely, the translation of ‘how pretty’, defining the simplicity and wholesomeness of two individuals being in love.
The video is set in a spectacular Spanish location and provides the ultimate setting for a feel-good summer track. But, instead of the stereotypical slender, sun-kissed girl, frolicking around in the sun in a small bikini, True Religion has broken away from the mould and presented something real and relatable. The video is centred around two older women, both glowing, happy, and in love. The track follows the couple in the most relaxed manner, showing them enjoying the summer together in a beautiful landscape that otherwise would be reserved for Love Islanders and only those under the age of 30.
Today, it is more important than ever to celebrate individuality, inclusivity, diversity, and love, and this video encapsulates these attitudes completely. Here in the UK, we have an incredible LGBTQ+ community, filled with magnificent individuals who contribute to our vast melting pot of creativity and artistry. Without this wonderful tribe, our society would be less colourful, bright, and unique. This video is the perfect example of embracing your own identity, feeling comfortable within yourself, and running with it. It screams self-love, breaks down barriers, and encourages you to be the most honest and authentic version of yourself you can possibly be. So what are you waiting for? Enjoy the summer, be true to yourself, love whoever you want to love and never underestimate the power of music.
In the words of RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else.”