Last year, Iggy Pop compared the music of Tim Arnold to David Bowie. This year, taking pride in his unique background as a straight, mixed race son of lesbian parentage, Arnold has written the leading song for his next album as a response to the divisive and for some, frightening times we are living in.
When writing the song, Arnold was inspired by both Emma Watson’s He for She campaign and Stephen Fry’s seminal speech on the Catholic Church’s condemnation of gay people.
In lyrics that challenge all those who threaten it, “What Love Would Want” is a beautiful, poetic anthem that champions diversity and love without barriers or shame. The video is a first in featuring couples who are straight, gay, lesbian, transgender, mixed race and interracial.
To commemorate International Anti Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Day, the video will be published on YouTube today, May 17th 2017. “What Love Would Want” will be available on all streaming platforms June 2nd, 2017!