Billy Porter Delivers High Energy Dance Banger ‘Baby Was a Dancer’, Teases ‘Black Mona Lisa’ Album

Multi-hyphenate Billy Porter delivers some new original music in the form of dancefloor anthem Baby Was a Dancer. The track is the singer’s first official single from upcoming album Black Mona Lisa which is set to appear this Summer.

Billy shares: “”Baby Was a Dancer” is me, in the third person, telling the story of the trajectory of leaning into my authenticity. Growing up queer, growing up black, growing up in the church, there was a lot of push back in terms of my authenticity. To talk about yourself, to have the language and the audacity to know one’s place and intention on this planet.”

Billy adds: “I want people to feel encouraged and inspired and motivated to step out into the world free from all the chains that bind – from all the stuff that comes at us from other people, other directions, other organizations, whatever it is – whatever the things are that bring us down. I want this song to set folks free. There’s a joy in it. There’s a celebratory nature in it that I love. And I’m just excited to spread that kind of message.”

Billy will be launching a US tour in support of the upcoming album which will also see him delve into some Broadway classics and his earlier music. Billy collaborates on the track with Justin Tranter, Brandon Colbein, Jussi Ilmari Karvinen and Toian Keisha Gichie.

More details on Black Mona Lisa when we have them.

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