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Sanremo Music Festival 2023
This Is My Culture is the lead single from Le Filosophical – the new EP by Drag Race UK star Le Fil.
This Is My Culture is a defiant song about what you can achieve with
a strong support system around you. I left the competition with mixed feelings about my experiences, and I turned to writing music to feel better. This song really captures everything I felt, but with an optimistic spin. I would not have been able to get where I am without my queer family, my Asian family, my creative family, my fans – all of whom whose love and support have helped me thrive. It takes a village to raise a queen, and this song is a dedication to them.
The music video directed by Joe Wood showcases Le Fil performing in a series of stunning fashion looks. The clip starts with Le Fil energetically dancing alone in a futuristic gold outfit. As the song progresses, the family grows with dancers joining one by one, culminating in a special celebration featuring Le Fils collaborators, friends and drag queens.
I really wanted to pay homage to all the people who have been a part of my journey so far – my musicians, photographers, friends – all the people behind the scenes who have been so patient, generous and supportive and put up with me missing their messages while I was prepping for Drag Race! Not one of the queens on our show could do it without the support of so many people – people that you dont get to see. I wouldnt be where I am without them, so it was fab to be able to feature so many of their lovely faces in this video. Its a triumphant celebration!
The British-Chinese pop artist is no stranger to writing addictive pop
hits. Having already released a number of singles, Le Fil entered the drag competition as a pop artist. He excelled in the girlband challenge, gaining a win for their Queens Of The Bone Age group and left viewers gagging for more with their single Come Alive.
Furthermore, Le Fil set the bar high by releasing a new track to accompany each weeks runway outfit. These songs now appear on the Le Filosophical EP. They include Feeling So Good, East To The West, P.U.D.S.E.Y. and Ready 4 U. Each song is a slice of upbeat and bright pop music, reflecting Le Fils joyful and creative personality and showcasing his impressive musicality and vocals.
The season four fan favourite has quickly amassed a huge following with his stunning runway looks and captivating approach to drag. Viewers were left shocked and surprised after his elimination following a lipsync for your life battle with drag contestant Black Peppa. Having sashayed away, Le Fil can now embark on this exciting musical journey with this thrilling new EP.
With such strong music credentials and creativity, This Is My Culture is the perfect tribute that honours the past while having one step in the future. The future is bright, the future is Le Filosophical!
Written by: GlitterBeam
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