S inger/songwriter geO Louis’ latest release “STAND UP” is a mid-tempo ballad, and unlike his recent up-tempo singles it is more about spreading a positive message and less about trying to get people to dance.
He tells us in his own words how the song came about:
“I wrote this song about three years ago. Writing it was like therapy, helping me accept myself and my sexuality. I went through so many challenging times in the music industry constantly battling people who made me feel uncomfortable in my own skin.
“I believe it’s everyone’s duty to ‘Stand Up’ and support those around them, whether they are black, white, gay, straight or transgender. We need to create an environment in which people feel they can be themselves and still achieve their goals. When you limit a person’s rights, it affects how they are viewed and accepted by society in all aspects of their life.
“I always feared that if I came out I would not be able to continue pursuing my dreams. Although I still feel there are limitations, I think we are moving in the right direction. Change is happening. Which is why I felt it was an appropriate time to release this song. ‘Stand Up’ is my message to everybody out there. I’ll stand up for you like you stand up for me, and if we all stick together we can do anything.”