GRAMMY®, EMMY®, and 2x Tony® Award winner Billy Porter releases his disco-tastic new single “Baby Was A Dancer.”
“’Baby Was a Dancer’ is me, in the third person, telling the story of the trajectory of leaning into my authenticity,” Billy shares in a press statement.
“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.”
“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.”
Earlier this month, Billy announced that April 29 will be the launch date of his first-ever career-spanning pop music concert tour: THE BLACK MONA LISA TOUR:VOLUME 1.
Canvasing the nation, Billy will serve passion and joy to 25 cities across the nation with his 90-minute powerhouse event.
Fans can expect to hear his chart-topping hits “Love Is on the Way” and “Love Yourself,” a tinge of Broadway, a nod to Pose, plus stunning performances of future pop classics from his forthcoming new album, Black Mona Lisa.
“Baby Was A Dancer” is available now on all major music outlets.
Make sure to check out Billy’s wide-ranging interview with OUT Magazine.
“I’m excited to just be able to finally communicate my gift artistically and creatively with the world". Out's cover star Billy Porter conquered Broadway & Hollywood. With an upcoming album & tour, he's fulfilling his dream of becoming a music star too.
— Out Magazine (@outmagazine) March 24, 2023