The up-and-coming singer shares the things that make him proud.
Since his debut single Marrow, the piercing tones and empowering lyrics of VINCINT have made him an artist on the rise. Here, the Los Angeles singer shares the five things that make him proud.
As we all know, Pride isn’t one glitterful day of the year: it’s a sentiment that’s deeply rooted in all of us afforded the freedoms to live our lives unapologetically. As we step out of the colourful Pride season, we’re maintaining our Pride series to discover what makes individuals from around the world proud to be themselves.
Since his debut single Marrow, VINCINT has solidified his place as one of the most exciting emerging queer talents in the world of music. With beautiful melodies and empowering lyrics, VINCINT is showing his young audience the value of living life to fullest, and loud as hell. Here, we find out what makes him proud to be part of the LGBTQ community.
Music is the one thing besides being in love that makes me feel like I’m flying. It gives me that superhuman feeling that I can do anything when I’m on stage. More importantly, it helps me release all of my frustrations and troubles and take in the love and energy of the crowd. There’s something crazy special about standing in a room full of humans and letting out something special and singular to you, but that connects every single person to one another. Music is it for me.
My friends make me proud to be apart of the gay community. I surround myself with like-minded individuals that challenge and push me to be greater. Whether that be in music, empathy or activism, I have friends that push me in all these ways. They’ve shown me what it is to be proud of who you are in the face of a world that tells you that who you are and who you love is wrong. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without good friends.
Love plays a big part in my life and since I have a small circle of close friends I love them hard. It’s the main source of content in my work; my love for them, myself and the world around me. It’s something I feel is missing in our day to day lives. Hopefully what I’m doing can put a little more into the world.
My blackness, my heritage and my culture makes me so proud. I come from people that have gone through just about everything you can throw at someone. Racism, classism, sexism and slavery just to name a few from a very long list. Yet, I was raised by smiling happy and optimistic men and women who instilled in me that I was great and that I had the blood of royalty in my veins. My blackness is my most precious gift, and I don’t take it for granted.
Being black in this world is already hard enough, but being a black gay man is a whole other fight in and of itself. I have had to learn to be bold and brave and outspoken in almost every part of my life simply to defend while simultaneously glorify all of the multifaceted aspects of who I am as an artist, lover and human. I love being gay. It has its great days and it’s not so great days, but the great ones outweigh the bad for sure. My gayness is apart of the thread that makes up my life. It has brought me friends, love, acceptance, strength and a confidence I don’t think I would have known had I not been born this way.