In response to the recent alleged hate attack shooting at the Gay nightspot Club Q in Colorado Springs (U.S), Australian Pop singer T8iana, who has met with success on the UK i-tunes top 40 and 100 dance charts throughout 2022 and who was also featured in the Rolling Stone Magazine’s Global Artist spotlight earlier this year, has called for the safety of the LGTBI+ community in Australia.
As a flamboyant yet strong reaction to the despicable incident, she has released a new single titled ‘Celebrat8ion’, with an accompanying edgy music video, to embolden the spirit of celebrating the love and support for the LGTBI+ community, adding her strong vocals to the voice to millions of individuals who face hate-crime and discrimination in the country and around the world. She is using this song and video to encourage the community to stand up against the hatred and not let such incidents deter them from leading anything less than a glorious life.
In a bold move, T8iana has also written to the Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese and the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews calling for the Australian Federal and State Police to play a more engaged role in ensuring the safety of the LGTBI community. The politicians’ offices are yet to respond.
The glamourised video for the single ‘Celebrat8ion’ has been intentionally filmed at one of Australia’s oldest and most iconic nightclub ‘Love Machine’, which was the scene of a violent gun shooting in 2019 (though for unrelated reasons) and is an LGTBI frequented nightspot. Musically, the unique sound of the dance track can be only described as Motown meets EDM overlaid with a robust vocal delivery.
The Star Observer magazine in Australia reports that crimes against the LGTBI have more than quadrupled since 2004. In Feb 2022, a gang of teenage boys was arrested over repeated heinous hate crimes towards gay men in Melbourne, Australia. Many crimes against the community remain unreported.
‘This your dancefloor, dance the night away, this is your religion don’t let them take it away,’ sings T8iana on the track, as a metaphorical reference to the LGTBI life and rights – a thought echoed by thousands of followers on her Instagram handle t8iana.official
This song gloriously celebrates the community’s right to celebrate their love for whoever they wish to love in a safe, inclusive, accepting community. It has been written/performed by T8iana and produced by Clarence Jey, a U.S based Grammy winning record producer.
T8iana is currently working on another EP with the legendary, multi–ARIA Awards winning Australian Sound Engineer, Doug Brady who has been involved in big recording projects for Aussie greats like John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Olivia Newton John to name a few, and who has also recorded the soundtrack to the iconic 1980s film Crocodile Dundee.
Watch T8iana’s edgy track here: