LGBT artist seeks acceptance with new music video (VIDEO)Entertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Friday, January 31st, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Highly talented and classically trained, Anthony Starble puts himself out there with a raw lyrical ballad. Proving his ability to take a stand and showing his determination, “Oh Father” is the first single off his debut EP We Need to Be Loved. In addition to the powerful single, Starble is showing fans his deeper side, with the gripping video for “Oh Father” which tugs at the heartstrings.
“Oh Father” has a delicate opening of Anthony Starble on the piano singing his anguished and affecting lyrics. Starble has an innate ability to speak from the heart, delivering emotional and engaging songs that leave fans reaching for tissues. Vocally, he shines with his velvety voice, which fluidly soars gently through each line. In “Oh Father” he speaks of the battle of coming out to his father and his fear of not being accepted as gay, as he begs his father “not to make him lie” and understand that he is “not a disease”. The video features Starble being coached by his father in the boxing ring and exhibits the pressure of living up to his father’s high expectations. The video ends with flashing back and forth from their father-son relationship to Starble and his male lover. From scene to scene, the anguish within Starble continues to develop as he pleads for his father’s approval and reminds him that they’re a part of each other. “Oh Father” is a reminder that although sexuality is becoming more accepted, people still have negative beliefs that remain thriving. Anthony Starble sets a good example of the courage that any person, gay or straight, will have to find within themselves in at least one point in their life.
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