Gay Americana/Blues balladeer Richard Cortez releases the second single off his upcoming summer EP, The Welder & The Lark.
Minimal yet impactful, single “Nobody’s Baby” marries subtle doo-wop nuances and a lone guitar with Cortez’ warm, crooning baritone voice. With swirling, layered background vocals by fellow queer singer-songwriter, Boy Radio, and an earnest vocal performance by Cortez, “Nodody’s Baby” is a genuine attempt to merge openly gay lyrical content with a genre of music written before the gay rights movement began.
“Nobody’s Baby” is accompanied by a sensual and moody music video by Chicago-based filmmaker Philip Campbell, featuring dance by scantily clad choreographer Christian Denice.
Over the past 13 years, Cortez has written and self-produced 10 albums/EPs, toured internationally, been featured in a myriad of gay publications, licensed songs for film and tv, and played every opportunity presented to him—from performing at the first gay pride in Jackson, Mississippi, to donating his time and revenue to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS organizations across the US.
Short talk with Christian Denice on Pineapple @cdenice
Interview with Boy Radio on Pineapple @boy.radio
Richaerd Cortez: @richardcortez
Video by Philip Campbell @philipcampbellstudio