Maryland based band, Bye June, honored Governor O’Malley with a unique music video in support of Same-Sex Marriage. In a letter to Governor O’Malley, Bye June wrote “I applaud you for your leadership in support of same-sex marriage. In honor of the bill you are sponsoring our band released a music video”
In their track “Shades of Purple” from their album “My Life is an Independent Film”. Gil Kline, Gunner Sledgeski, and Daniel McGreal, the members of the band knew they had a hit on there hands when they saw the finished video. Yet, they didn’t expect the reaction they received to their newly released music video from the LGBT community.
The day of the release, the band was flooded with messages of support from the LGBT community. The video features a swan looking for love, that is shunned by society; the swan finally finds its true love after a protest – “Swan Pride.” The band decided to start an online community on Facebook called “The Swan Pride Movement.” They are calling all people to come together to celebrate love equality by ‘liking’ a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/swanpride.
The page is open to comments from ‘swans’ that joined the movement; many touching stories are shared especially by young people. The band collaborated with world-renowned shadowgrapher Sati Achath for the music video to produce what they believe is the world’s first music video based on hand shadows.
Bye June – Shades of Purple Music Video