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post Oct 17 2015, 06:59 PM
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#WillYoung is set to release the video for new single #BraveMan tomorrow https://popcorker.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/...gle-choice-2015
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post Oct 19 2015, 12:31 PM
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Message from Will about the video.

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I had been following a very different idea for the video to Brave Man. When this didn't come to fruition I went back to the drawing board and wondered to myself what it is to be a 'brave man'.
It came to me.
It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman's body and then decide to do something about this.
As I thought more about it, I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man’s body, but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite (almost a perverted kind of patriarchy).
So the video came about.
My next move was to go to Wiz who I have now worked with four times on music films. I say film because the way Wiz shoots creates something that always seems like a film, as opposed to a video. Something with a narrative that leaves me thinking about what I have just viewed.
Wiz had been thinking about doing a film about a transgender man and so the world aligned, as it often does, when something feels right and we made the video.
Wiz already knew Fox, a transgender man, and through casting we found Finn. The vulnerability, strength and intelligence he has is so abundant on camera. Really, I have not met someone like him before. Someone who has an inherent strength and a determination whilst also holding such vulnerability.
To be vulnerable IS to be strong.
To express and show this is actually the bravest and most wonderful thing to do.
I know that transgender people do not like being called brave. It is something that is innate. Not a choice, but a given. Being a gay man I feel the same. I wasn't 'brave' to come out, it was simply what I had to do.
I am used to prejudice though. Through tough times embracing myself as someone 'different' allowed me to embrace all differences in others, to embrace their vulnerability and their struggles as well as their inner strength and determination to be their true authentic selves. When I wrote the song, this is what I was referring to – the determination in modern life to be my authentic self.
In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn't brave but, my god, it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn't about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone's life.
No one but Wiz could have done it in such a non-sensationalist and honest way.
I've never felt so humbled and proud.
y

It's impossible to admire him more. wub.gif


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Digital Spy

Will Young's music video for 'Brave Man' is utterly heartbreaking and inspiring


Read more: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a67...l#ixzz3p18DWs7d

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post Oct 19 2015, 01:27 PM
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Fantastic video. Does anyone know where it was filmed exactly? It looks familiar.
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post Oct 19 2015, 01:30 PM
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Thanks TT, another brilliant vid from Will, it just wouldn't be right for him to churn out a run of the mill one would it? it's criminal the way he's underated, but heyho their loss. biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(Scene @ Oct 19 2015, 02:27 PM) *
Fantastic video. Does anyone know where it was filmed exactly? It looks familiar.

Somewhere in London or maybe Brighton? not sure really.
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QUOTE(Scene @ Oct 19 2015, 02:27 PM) *
Fantastic video. Does anyone know where it was filmed exactly? It looks familiar.


The Independent states the streets of London.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...n-a6699776.html


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post Oct 19 2015, 02:04 PM
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I never come in this forum, but what a fantastic video.
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post Oct 19 2015, 02:53 PM
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Big ups Mr Young - wonderful video and admiration for the Brave Man who appeared in the video wub.gif

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I am used to prejudice though. Through tough times embracing myself as someone 'different' allowed me to embrace all differences in others, to embrace their vulnerability and their struggles as well as their inner strength and determination to be their true authentic selves. When I wrote the song, this is what I was referring to – the determination in modern life to be my authentic self.
In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn't brave but, my god, it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn't about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone's life.
No one but Wiz could have done it in such a non-sensationalist and honest way.


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post Oct 19 2015, 03:14 PM
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Yes it's a fantastic video. I'm so pleased that Will's decided to explain this one, he must think the issue is too important to leave to people's imagination and speculation.
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post Oct 19 2015, 04:05 PM
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This was one of my favourites on the album - this video takes it to another place - can't stop watching it. There's no emoticon for how it makes me feel. Totally blown away.

Thanks to Diz on Devoted for posting this:

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So excited to finally release this image from the #willyoung music film Brave Man featuring a #Trans… https://instagram.com/p/9BkWYgM6iR/
4:38 PM - 19 Oct 2015




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QUOTE(truly talented @ Oct 19 2015, 02:45 PM) *
The Independent states the streets of London.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...n-a6699776.html


Am I right in saying Guildford? This is a pic of the shopping mall there:



The floor looks like the one posted in that article.

I'm just sure I've been there before. laugh.gif
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post Oct 19 2015, 04:45 PM
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So we have a release date 4th December. Tour will be finished so fingers crossed for good to promo.

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Will Young highlights transgender issues in new video

After a year of career highs that have seen him return with a number one album, nationwide tour and four stunning new videos, singer/songwriter Will Young announces today the release of a very special new video for his latest single 'Brave Man', out this December 4th.

Written by Will with collaborators Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell, 'Brave Man' is the fourth single to be taken from Will's latest critically acclaimed sixth studio album, '85% Proof'. A breath-takingly beautiful ballad that is at once both haunting and powerful, it exhibits both Will's innate talent as a songwriter, as well as his desire to plunge into the depths and complexity of human nature.

To match the song's original tone, Will, the ever outspoken and socially aware artist has chosen to embody a poignancy and deeper meaning of the track by deciding to use the video as a platform to tell the story of a real-life young female-to-male transgender. Directed by long-term collaborator WIZ (Dizzee Rascal, Marilyn Manson, Arctic Monkey's), the film is a chilling real-life portrayal of the isolation and prejudice that accompanies the reality of the LGBT community while also underlining the undeniable resilience and empowerment this group possess.

Speaking on the video, Will says 'It seems extremely brave to be a man in a woman's body and then decide to do something about this. As I thought more about it I realised that there is often coverage of what it is to be a woman in a man's body but never to my knowledge the documenting of the opposite. Almost a perverted kind of patriarchy.

"In this video we see a man determined to be himself in the face of all adversity from inside and outside. It isn't brave but my god it shows true grit and strength. What a wonderful thing. This video isn't about selling records or my personal benefit. This video is about taking a moment in time to explore a section of society who stand up for themselves. To tell a story and offer a window through music into someone's life. I've never felt so humbled and proud."

85% Proof' is the sixth album from the multi-million selling Brit Award winning singer-songwriter and represents his most accomplished work to date. Arriving at the top of the charts (making is his fourth No.1 album), '85% Proof' is an eclectic, hugely confident and startlingly human record which continues to cement Will's status as both a national icon and reigning artistic powerhouse.

Along with the success of '85% Proof' Will is about embark on his long-awaited UK 'Love Revolution Tour' – his first nation-wide tour in four years. 'The Love Revolution Tour', will start in York on 29th October and run across the UK & Ireland, finishing in London at the Hammersmith pollo on 29th November.

http://www.music-news.com/news/UK/93007/Wi..._medium=twitter

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post Oct 20 2015, 01:16 AM
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What a wonderful video, and so fitting to the song's lyrics. The concept and its execution are perfect. <3

Just listened to the singles that preceded this and, having not heard the rest of the album (and coming from a non-fan), I'd think 'Brave Man' would have been the best choice as lead single.


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post Oct 20 2015, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE(Noahspook @ Oct 20 2015, 02:16 AM) *
What a wonderful video, and so fitting to the song's lyrics. The concept and its execution are perfect. <3

Just listened to the singles that preceded this and, having not heard the rest of the album (and coming from a non-fan), I'd think 'Brave Man' would have been the best choice as lead single.


I agree.
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post Oct 20 2015, 10:49 AM
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I agree too. Although Dare and Like a River come top of my list of favourites, which I reckon are contenders for single release too. Thought it was madness to only do a video for Like a River - but hey ho. Dare is on the de-luxe album though, more's the pity, and wouldn't have been bought by everyone.
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Wow the video is amazing, well done Will !
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The video was filmed in Brighton. I think we got this from tweets from extras at the time of filming.
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post Oct 22 2015, 09:18 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up Abbie. Different articles have reported different locations.
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