Gender-bending pop-star Sir JET takes on depression and social anxiety in his latest single and music video “Shout-out to the Lonely.” “Loneliness, social insecurities, gender anxiety, these are all silent killers that as a society we need to overcome if we’re ever going to advance in the 21st century. Learning to love yourself is a process we all need to practice daily.” explains JET. This single marks the sixth music release for the hunky singer and is his most powerful yet. “This song is about embracing the fear we carry about not being good enough and learning what that fear is here to teach us about self-acceptance.”
The video for “Shout-out to the Lonely” was shot in Apple Valley, CA, and directed by Madonna’s former back-up dancer, Carlton Wilborn (“Vogue,” Truth or Dare), along with artistic direction and make-up by Fidel Gonzalez, and features costumes designed by Gonzalez, Weho’s own Glen Alen, and JET’s personal designer, Vkthor D’Luc.
As JET explains, this video came as a challenge to him. The former “Boy who Talked Like a Girl” had to go places he didn’t want to. “At first I resisted. I wanted to create a gender-bending elegant video, but Carlton refused to let me give up those elements of pain and solitude the song is built around. I wasn’t really giving a ‘shout-out’ to the lonely if I wasn’t going to empathize and say ‘hey, we all feel lonely at times, I feel your pain’ by demonstrating my own pain. The hardest part was
reliving my own mental breakdowns and suicidal thoughts I had as a teenager. I cried for weeks, as I had no idea those thoughts still existed in my sub-conscious.”
What’s next for this avant-garde singer? JET is currently raising funds to do a music video for the song, “Like God.” The video will be used to promote and raise funds for marriage equality. Visit www.sirjet.com to learn more about the project. JET will also be performing to raise funds at F Bar in Houston, TX on October 19, and The Bottom Line at 3090 Evans Avenue. Fort Myers. Florida on October 27th.
For more on Sir JET, check out www.iamsirjet.com. The “Shout-out to the Lonely” video can be seen on youtube, and the single is currently available on itunes and amazon.com, along with the 4 song EP with the same name comes out early this November.
Sir JET’s “Shout-out to the Lonely” Song is available on itunes