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ESCA might sound like a posh restau­rant or a fash­ion la­bel but it’s the sin­gle by out New York pop wannabe Lu­cas AB. He re­leased the song about “queer pain” be­cause “it was my way of deal­ing with the af­ter­math of an as­ton­ish­ingly dif­fi­cult re­la­tion­ship with a boy”. The moody, haunt­ing bal­lad comes with a video fea­tur­ing trans model Avie Acosta and directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who made 2016’s gay-themed drama As You Are. The good news is Lu­cas now has a boyfriend called Austin, a well-paid day job in ad­ver­tis­ing and is work­ing on his de­but al­bum (with a new EP Maybe to fill in the gap out any sec­ond). He’s good bud­dies with gay muso, Shamir, and Jonny Pierce, drum­mer from queer rock band The Drums. Lu­cas says it’s im­por­tant for him to be sur­rounded by queer per­form­ers and cre­ators. We get you.

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