“I want this song to set folks free.” Billy Porter releases new single, ‘Baby Was A Dancer’

Graham Robson March 24, 2023

Today, GRAMMY, EMMY, and twice Tony Award-winning singer, composer, director, author, actor, and playwright Billy Porter releases anticipated new single Baby Was A Dancer, listen HERE via Republic Records / Island UK.

Baby Was a Dancer is me, in the third person, telling the story of the trajectory of leaning into my authenticity.” says Billy, “Growing up queer, growing up black, growing up in the church, there was a lot of push back in terms of my authenticity. To talk about yourself, to have the language and the audacity to know one’s place and intention on this planet.”

Billy continues, “I want people to feel encouraged and inspired and motivated to step out into the world free from all the chains that bind – from all the stuff that comes at us from other people, other directions, other organisations, whatever it is – whatever the things are that bring us down. I want this song to set folks free. There’s a joy in it. There’s a celebratory nature in it that I love. And I’m just excited to spread that kind of message.”