by Q Review Staff
That moment when you wake up to a new video from the amazing Openside.
And not just any video. A video for new song ‘Kiss Me’ complete with an open letter video to the rainbow community. Possum, PJ, Harry and George have created something special in this video. Showing love to their fans and allowing us to hear how accepted and loved their fans feel because of them.
Openside make fun, energetic, top notch pop music. There is no doubt that they are one of the most exciting, dynamic and engaging pop bands out there anywhere. And ‘Kiss Me’ is just another stellar example of that. It’s flirty and frolicking with a great upbeat melody that will infect your soul and smack a big ol’ smile on your face.
But what they’ve done here is shown the kind of safe community space their shows are. As one fan says, going to show feels like your surrounded by family. Rainbow flags fill the screen as fans enter, dance and ‘Side Out at their live shows. And then there’s that kiss delivered to lead singer Possum Plows. And the crowd goes wild.
Openside isn’t widely known outside their native New Zealand and Australia, but this is a band that needs to be heard and seen on a much larger scale. Kids of the rainbow community need to know that there are bands like Openside making incredible music, changing lives and who are also part of their community. Through Openside so many youth could see themselves represented and know there is a place for them in the world.
A heavy crown to wear, but Openside are no doubt up for the responsibility and far stronger than the weight.
Oh and ‘Side note, Openside were rockin’ the pastel suits long before other videos. Proving once again that they are ahead of the pack.