Musicians Cory Stewart and Kisos Release Collab In Response to Threats On 2SLGBTQ+ Rights
As the 2SLGBTQ+ community faces ongoing discrimination from local state governments and the Supreme Court, Queer pop artists Cory Stewart and Kisos gear up to release their first collaboration, ‘Being Me’: an empowerment anthem written to inspire the community and address the shaky ground of 2SLGBTQ+ rights. The song, which arrives Thursday, September 1, 2022, to all streaming services, will also serve as an accompaniment to the pair’s upcoming all-2SLGBTQ+ artist North American QUEERANTINE tour.
Listen to a full preview of “Being Me” by clicking here.
Written by the Stewart, Kisos and North Carolina-based pop artist William Nesmith, ’Being Me’ is a cheeky, upbeat dance-pop track with undeniable Latin flare. The song is produced by JUNO award-winning producer Gavin Bradley, and both Kisos and Stewart. The two have long been eyeing an opportunity to collaborate on new music since meeting back in 2020, when they founded QUEERANTINE: a unique, live-stream music video showcase and community hub to uplift 2SLGBTQ+ artists during the pandemic.
QUEERANTINE’s blend of music discovery, real-time connections and fervor for social justice fundraising made the digital show the must-see event for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community during the height of the pandemic. Its impact garnered attention from media and brands alike including PAPER Magazine, The Advocate, and It Gets Better Project while featuring over 400 music videos across 44+ weekly episodes. Kisos and Stewart are converting the digital showcase into a multi-city series of in-person live shows, and have recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to support the grassroots tour as it aspires to travel across North America and beyond.
The QUEERANTINE Tour is set to open its east coast leg on September 8, 2022, at New York City’s legendary music venue, The Bitter End and continues until the 21st where the first leg ends at Providence’s Fête Music Hall.
Being Me is available on all streaming services on Thursday, September 1, 2022, by visiting https://snd.click/jvig.
Cory Stewart (AWAL/Kobalt) has been described as a witty and whip-smart pop artist with “smooth voice” (Billboard, 2020) that creates “fearless, unapologetic and relentlessly catchy” music (Canadian Beats, 2018). Cory has been a supporting act for a number of legendary artists, including Boy George and Crystal Waters. Stewart’s debut album ‘TOV’ was released in January 2021, hitting #9 on the iTunes Pop Charts and receiving overwhelming praise from critics.
Kisos makes music to break your heart and heal your soul. His performances channel the emotions burning inside you as anger, flowing out of you as tears, that push you to fight for what you believe in, and that you pour into the ones you love. He’s a passionate community builder who’s been featured by Genius, It Gets Better, Billboard & PAPER Magazine, and also a certified ding-dong who refuses to stop saying ‘skwirt.’