Jimmy Somerville | SMALLTOWN BOY (REPRISE 2014)
June 2014 marks 30 years since the original release of Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat in 1984. The song addressed key issues in 1980’s LGBT culture, and brought homosexuality and homophobia into the pop mainstream. The song deals with loneliness, rejection by family and society and also being bullied because of supposed differences. It has been and continues to be an inspiration to many people and been celebrated musically worldwide.
Smalltown Boy (Reprise 2014) is a new version for 2014, recorded by Jimmy in May.