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WATCH: Bisexual Rocker Danny Blu Channels Jesus Christ As Bullied Teenager

New York City-based industrial pop singer Danny Blu and his band The Factory Blu are making more than just intense sound waves with their first music video. The song is the punky dance trackĀ Set Me On Fire and the video–a surprisingly high-production value joint coming from an independent artist–tells the story of a freakishly unique and bullied teenager.

“We took a jab at the right wing which uses religion against people,” Danny says. “(We) take that and use it as a weapon right back at them. We took the story of Jesus Christ and made him a modern day high school bullying victim, a perfect parallel.”

If Jesus Christ had spiky blue hair and wore black leather lace-up bustiers to school.

Besides his ever-changing goth style, the 23-year old bisexual rocker has a personal “gospel” that defines his art: Share your inner freak with the world and live life without fear or regret. Heck, we can get behind that.

A frequent performer at Pride, the Factory Blu is riding high with their first album, Do Your Worst, and is currently working on number two. They’re performing at NYC’s Sullivan Hall on April 26 and Piscataway, NJ’s SteamPunk World’s Fair on May 19.

Watch the video and then listen to our interview with Danny on this week’s Queerty/GayCities’ sponsored Swish Edition interview and comedy talk show. Both are below.

 

SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES or STREAM THE EPISODE HERE:
Photos via Danny Blu

By:           Scott Wallis
On:           Apr 19, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • Wow
      Wow

      This is pretty terrible. I don’t believe you referred to it as “industrial” I’ll pass, thanks.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DouggSeven
      DouggSeven

      Attack of the Adam Lambert rip offs. Punk, dance, industrial – that ain’t.

      Although, I guess there could be a market for it. Assuming your music taste is pretty uncultured. This style of music tends to sound much better live.

      Apr 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Disgrace Jones
      Disgrace Jones

      Live goth act I performed at Rebar in Seattle a couple months ago (low production values did not stop me from getting a big reaction). Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56F0gsXEKCc

      Apr 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      Awwww……he looks like a sissy boy ! Bet he’d want me to f–k him !

      Apr 20, 2012 at 2:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I think he’s camp.

      Apr 20, 2012 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Max the Communist
      Max the Communist

      Love the tune. The video dies by its own over the top melodrama. But I’m glad Queerty brought attention to this bi artist and his queer positive band. Love a boy in corset!

      Apr 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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