Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Billy Lloyd - "Longing"

After "One day" (here) and "Worth" (there) last year, New York based artist Billy Lloyd is back with "Longing". For your information, he began his musical journey learning to play classical and minimalist piano at age six, with composers such as Mendelssohn and Einaudi being instrumental in his musical upbringing. At age ten, he began experimenting with a looping system after he became too frustrated with the rules and order of classical music, creating vast arrangements of repetitive piano loops, eventually learning to record and structure them into fully fledged songs. A morbid fascination with death lead to writing a musical at age twelve, following three young children as they deal with the deaths of their parents, deciding to live in the graveyard where their parents were buried so that they could always be close to them. Though never performed in any official capacity, this began what was to be a long-time fascination with the darker side of the human psyche, influencing future subject matters to this day. After many years writing mainly instrumental, minimalist pieces of piano music, largely composed stream of conscious with a looper system, he realized that he wanted to be able to confront the issues and feelings he was experiencing in his music. Joining a classical choir at age 16, he learnt about harmony and structure with multiple voices, an influence that is self evident in a number of his songs. He then set about teaching himself to use the recording program that he downloaded onto his laptop, slowly piecing together a sort of makeshift bedroom studio, where he recorded his first few songs. Experimenting with synths and rich vocal harmonies, he spent hours playing around with different effects and sounds to create the distinctive dark electro that underpins his tortured melodies. Just as he doesn’t shy away from a physical queer aesthetic, his music’s thematic terrain also explores matters of sexuality, identity, politics, and the overarching gay agenda. It’s dark, brooding, introspective electro-pop that paints sonic landscapes as mesmerizing as his nightly attire. This new video was directed by Charles Quittner. Filmed by Bart Cortright, it combines a rainbow of colors, which may be coincidental, but the blue and the pink, which predominate in so much of gray and toned-down hues, representing the sorrow and the dark side of everything, bring a strange feeling of love, affection or friendship. "Longing" is taken from his second EP simply titled "(//)".

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