When he was in eighth Grade, Steve Grand came out to his friends, who ratted him out to his parents, who sent him to “straight therapy”. When he was 13, Steve had a crush on a camp counselor he remembers as “warm and strong”. Today Steve Grand is 23, and he’s taken all his experiences and put them into song. He’s not just a gay singer. He’s a songwriter who writes songs about life and love from the gay point of view.
Steve recently scraped together $7000 and made his first video. The song he chose “All-American Boy“, is the story of a young gay man who misreads the signals given him by a straight man, leaving him brokenhearted. He posted it on YouTube Monday July 2, and it immediately went viral, with over a million views so far.
“I’m not a crier,” Grand said of his YouTube success. “But since this all began, since people have been reaching out, I’ve been beyond moved, because so many people have felt what I felt, been through what I’ve been through.”
Give All American Boy a listen and see what you think.
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