Pride Music: Superfruit “Future Friends”

Superfruit, the out pop duo who have kept the summer of 2017 bopping with creative and colorful music videos from their two-part debut album Future Friends, offered this music video for the title track in September 2017 and it’s a knockout.

Playing opponents in a boxing ring, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying show skill (and skin) as they sing, “So if it all ends, I promise that one day we could be future friends.”

Grassi and Hoying are also members of the uber-popular Grammy Award-winning a cappella quartet Pentatonix. Noting the different musical sensibilities between the two group, Grassi told OUT, “With Superfruit, it’s a little more gay-friendly and a lot more open, more sexual, more liberated.”

I’m a big fan not only of the duo’s music but also their unapologetically g-g-g-gay aesthetic 🙂

Since 2013, Superfruit has amassed over 335 million views on YouTube.

I’ve previously featured Superfruit’s music videos for “Imaginary Parties,” “Vacation,” “Worth It,” “Heartthrob,” and “Bad 4 Us.”

Future Friends – Part One is available on all digital download sites.

Check out the new video below.

Adam Rippon Teams With Superfruit For “The Promise”

Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Adam Rippon

Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, of the Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix, teamed up with Olympic medalist Adam Rippon, for their new music video, a cover of the 1988 When In Rome hit, “The Promise.”

Recorded under Grassi and Hoying’s side gig as Superfruit, the boys deliver an updated version of the song as Rippon returns to the ice for visuals.

Rippon recently announced that he’s retired from competitive skating, but great to see he’ll still indulge his fans with a skate here and there 🙂

Beautifully shot and edited as Rippon glides and spins effortlessly around Hoying and Grassi.

Nice for a Saturday 🙂

News Round-Up: November 10, 2017

Alex Abramov likes Autumn

Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Instahunk Alex Abramov (above) is enjoying NYC’s autumnal weather. I’m enjoying the view.

• A new study of 21,000 children shows no increased emotional or psychological difficulties among children raised by gay or lesbian parents.

• One of the gay men who was refused a marriage license by anti-LGBT Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says he may run against her in the 2018 election.

• A survey of more than 5,000 Attitude Magazine readers shows 71% of gay men say they are turned off from dating another if they have shown signs of femininity; 41% said that effeminate gay men give the gay community a bad image or reputation.

• Former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has announced he’ll be joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

• I’ll close out this round-up with some Friday Superfruit “Fantasy,” the new music video from OUT100 2017 honorees Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi.

The video features a make-believe pool party, a trip to Paris, plus a cameo by K-pop star Amber Liu and some blue-wigged dancers. The tune, from the duo’s debut album Future Friends, is totally bopping. Dance into the weekend with Superfruit below.

Out Music: Superfruit “Heartthrob”

Superfruit keeps the hits coming with their latest new retro music video for their 90s-themed party track “Heartthrob.”

Amid a candy-colored sleepover, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying crush hard on ’90s Tiger Beat poster boys like Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

Nineties heartthrob
Frosted tips and a middle part
TigerBeat said he’s off the charts
Nineties heartthrob

Complete with sparkly phones, John Stamos posters, cucumber face masks and matching pajamas, Grassi and Hoying capture the spirit of those pre-Internet years.

“Heartthrob” is the latest in a series of Superfruit videos from their debut EP, Future Friends – Part One.

Over the past several weeks I’ve shared other tracks from the EP: “Imaginary Parties,” “Worth It (Perfect),” “Vacation” and “Bad 4 Us.”

Watch below.

Podcast: White House Preps Trans Military Phase Out; Will & Grace Already Renewed For 2nd Season; Gay Short Film Charms Millions

In this week’s podcast:

• The White House has approved guidance for booting transgender service members out of the U.S. military

• NBC not only adds four more episodes to the Will & Grace reboot, but has already renewed the iconic sitcom for a second season

• Animated queer short film In A Heartbeat charms millions in only four minutes

• The acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name gets first official trailer

• Matt Joyce of the Oakland A’s suspended for shouting anti-gay slur at fan

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

Out Music: Superfruit “Vacation”

Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying, 3-time Grammy Award-winners with Pentatonix, continue to add color and flavor to this summer’s queer musical landscape as Superfruit.

The pop pair keeps dropping music videos for their new EP, Future Friends, Superfruit’s new two-part debut studio album. And we couldn’t be happier.

Future Friends—Part One is available now; Future Friends—Part Two will debut on September 15.

Formed in 2013 as a side-gig when not performing with Pentatonix, the colorful duo’s videos have racked up over 350 million views.

Describing the different musical approaches, Grassi told OUT, “With Superfruit, it’s a little more gay-friendly and a lot more open, more sexual, more liberated.”

In “Vacation,” the boys are clearly putting style above surroundings. And why not when you can bop on a budget with a gay groove like these two?

Watch the guys “vacay in their own way” below.

Podcast: Malta Approves Marriage Equality; Broadway’s “Falsettos” In Movie Theaters; New Music From Superfruit

In this episode of The Randy Report podcast:

• The island nation of Malta approves marriage equality with a huge lop-sided Parliament vote

• An attempt to block health care for transgender military service members fails in Congress

• The filmed version of the recent Broadway revival of “Falsettos,” currently being shown in movie theaters across the country, will be extended

• Pop duo Superfruit drops a new music video for their latest – “Worth It (Perfect)”

All that and more in this episode of The Randy Report.

For past episodes, or to subscribe to the podcast for free, click here.

And, by the way, please feel free to share The Randy Report podcast with friends. It’s a great way to catch up on the week’s LGBT political, pop culture and entertainment headlines in about 15 minutes 🙂

Out Music: Superfruit “Worth It (Perfect)”

Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying – Superfruit

More colorful, pop-y goodness from Superfruit, the side gig for out Pentatonix members, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying.

Following the release of “Imaginary Parties” and “Bad 4 Us,” the duo drops a third music video – “Worth It (Perfect)” – from their new EP, Future Friends (Part One).

The new single is a bright, synth-pop confection that matches the fun, feel-good video featuring teen dancers Kaycee Rice and Sage Rosen, who flip the switch on binary roles, dancing in gender-nonconforming costumes.

Grassi and Hoying, founding and current gay members of the 3-time Grammy Award-winning a cappella quintet Pentatonix, describe Superfruit’s musical approach as, “a little more gay-friendly and a lot more open, more sexual, more liberated.”

Watch the fun video below.

Sage Rosen and Kaycee Rice

Out Music: Superfruit Serves Up A Dance Party That’s Totally NOT “Bad 4 Us”

Superfruit drops a SECOND music video in one week! We’re going to get spoiled!

Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, band members of Pentatonix and YouTube sensations, surprised fans today with a new music video for their disco-tastic track, “Bad 4 Us.”

Totally danceable, totally fun for a Friday afternoon.

Earlier this week I featured their video for “Imaginary Parties” here.

Check out “Bad 4 Us” from the duo’s new album, Future Friends Part 1, available now.

Out Music: Superfruit “Imaginary Parties”

Superfruit—a side gig for Pentatonix stars Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying—have released the first part of their new EP, Future Friends.

Speaking to OUT, Grassi explained Superfruit’s electro-funk departure from Pentatonix thusly: “Superfruit is a little more raunchy. It’s a little less G-Rated. With Superfruit, it’s a little more gay-friendly and a lot more open, more sexual, more liberated.”

Check the track’s music video below, produced in color washed environments that perfectly complement the song’s pop-y electronic production.

Go to imaginary parties in our make believe Ferrari
Baby let’s get fresh I know we know how