The Korean music scene took a huge step forward for representation when the singer Holland put his sexuality front-and-center of his debut.
The newcomer released his first single “Neverland” on Jan. 21, kicking off the new year with a song and music video that revels in queer love. Holland’s “Neverland” is a mellow alt-R&B track that relays the emotions of a man who wants to avoid discrimination and escape to a place where he can love freely.
The song’s accompanying music video similarly places the singer’s sexuality in the spotlight, depicting a rare same-sex kiss in an aesthetically pleasing video describing the ups-and-downs of a relationship. “Neverland” received a 19+ rating because of the kiss.