Alison Moyet Announces Video For New Single ‘The Rarest Birds’

Alison Moyet is delighted to unveil the video for ‘The Rarest Birds’, the second single to be taken from her much-praised album Other.

Filmed in her beloved hometown of Brighton and directed by award-winning photographer and videographer Steve Gullick, the video explores themes of diversity and acceptance.

“The Rarest Birds is a paean to LGBTQ, to Brighton, to coming out after the darkest nights into the arms of those that delight in your flight. From me to you,” says Alison.

A long-time advocate of Equal Rights and a patron of the charity, Diversity Role Models, Alison celebrates her LGBTQ friends, and those unknown to her but no less present, in this dramatic, cinematic and anthemic track.

“This song celebrates a place where a person can be who they were meant to be. It celebrates solidarity when it comes to individualism. It holds hands and calls time on silence, stillness, fear. It celebrates beautiful girls born boys. Stronger boys for being born girls. Freedom to identify where best we fit.”

Alison Moyet The Rarest Birds Cover

Later this month, Alison will be performing in “I Feel Love”, a special concert part of Hull, City of Culture’s LGBT 50, marking the 50th anniversary of sexual freedom in the UK.

This September Alison will embark on a worldwide headline tour, including UK and Irish dates from October 27th to November 28th.

Photography by Steve Gullick

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