Fans of Doctor Who and Torchwood would be familiar with the character Captain Jack Harkness, the bisexual and very handsome space adventurer from the future. Captain Jack is played by openly gay actor John Barrowman and has set hearts afire across the world.
What you may not know is that John Barrowman is also an accomplished singer and he has a background in musical theatre. In fact, when I think about it, I had seen John many years ago as the male lead in Sunset Boulevard. I remember being impressed and smitten with him at the time but of course, I didn’t hear anything more about him until he made his debut in Doctor Who in 2005.
John has released a few CDs very much in the musical theatre vein which is either your cup of tea or not. But he is about to release a poptastic pop single which has *hit* written all over it. It is called “What About Us” and is written by Gary Barlow from Take That just for John. The clip is great too. It features two couples, one straight and one gay, and the problems their relationships go through. It really shows that gay people are not as different as some people might think. Love is love, regardless of gender and sexuality.
Check out the clip here:
The single comes out in the UK on 17 November but unfortunately, it won’t be a physical single, just a digital download. There will be two dance mixes available too. I’m just hoping that it will be on the Australian iTunes.