Artist Matt Simons recently teamed up with singer-songwriter Amy Kuney (known best by her stage name Ames) to deliver a powerful ballad about finding validation in yourself called “Amy’s Song.” Written by Kuney and performed by Simons, the song postures that a person’s sexuality is owned only by them, not the rest of the world.
To send home the song’s message, Simons and Kuney released a video for “Amy’s Song,” featuring more than 40 LGBTQ individuals expressing their love for their partners. In a single shot, the video shows a number of individuals and couples holding up cards bearing the lyrics of the song. “Does your God really give a damn/ Does it make her less of a woman/ Does it make him less of a man/ Being who I am,” Simons sings.
In a statement, Kuney said that the song is based on her experience of coming out to a world that didn’t accept her sexuality. “It’s my story as a gay woman who grew up in a very conservative Christian environment where being gay was considered a ‘choice’ and an abomination,” she said. “I know that thousands of others experience this, or similar struggles, and I hope this song can offer comfort and hope to them.”
Check out the beautiful new video for Matt Simons’ track “Amy’s Song” below: