The man with a soft spot to our collective hearts, Dan Mangan has shared a new video for his recent ballad “Fool For Waiting”.
In a press release, Dan Mangan shared his story of learning about his mother’s coming out as homosexual when he was a young age. The song, while not aimed at being “revolutionary”, is meant to “subtly convey how far we’ve come as a society in the last several decades.”
“When I was fifteen, my mom took me out for dinner and informed me that our good family friend Liz would be moving in. I was raised in a very open-minded household and had never for a moment considered myself homophobic, but I completely freaked out. I was terrified of being the kid in high school with the ‘gay mom’. I stopped inviting people over. It took ages to tell my closest friends – to which (of course) they responded, ‘Obviously, we figured it out. Who cares?’. My mom’s partner, whom she has since married and is still with, has become such a crucial part of my life that it’s pretty much impossible to imagine our family without her. Love is love, and sexuality is not binary. World goings-on are currently worrisome, and we have a long way to go, but we are moving forward. This video celebrates these steps forward amidst the chaos. It’s about celebrating the normalization of a more diverse understanding of love.”
Dan Mangan plans on releasing his fifth studio album later this year. Watch the video for “Fool For Waiting” below.
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