Pride Music: Billy Porter ‘Edelweiss’

Cover art for Billy Porter’s Edelweiss

When Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner & Pose star Billy Porter released his take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, “Edelweiss,” he shared in the social media post:

The Edelweiss flower exists in the most hostile of environments.
It blooms in the cold and snow and reminds us that
we can and must flourish in the darkest of times.

While the song is usually relegated to the second stringers of The Sound of Music behind to the title song, “Do Re Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” has emerged over the years as a truly thoughtful and sober observance of coming challenges.

Billy chose to release the track as the lead single from his 2017 album, Billy Porter Presents: The Soul of Richard Rodgers, after the 2016 presidential election has just occurred – and he was concerned.

As we now know, he was correct in his concerns even as the Trump administration was just beginning it’s assault on LGBTQ rights and the nation.

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