Words by Nic Angeles | Photo courtesy of Secret Signals
In celebration of Pride Month, Stand Atlantic have collaborated with their fellow Australian songwriter Alex Lahey for a new version of their hit single, “Skinny Dipping.”
Check out this collaboration below:
“I’m so excited to be involved in this release with Stand Atlantic to celebrate Pride Month and support ItGetsBetter,” says Lahey. The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission of uplifting, empowering, and connecting members of the LGBTQ community. “As a member of both the music and queer community, I know how important it is to support one another in order to make a greater difference. There is no better time than now to be your true self, exercise compassion, and stand up for what is right,” she adds.
Speaking more about the song, Stand Atlantic’s Bonnie Fraser says “Skinny Dipping” is “about the push and pull of accepting yourself for who you are vs. how you want others to see you and catering to what you think they expect or want.” “In this case, I was dealing with my sexuality. Having Lahey on this track was exciting for us – I feel like we are from different music worlds and breaking those boundaries and expectations is important, and essentially what this track encompasses as a whole,” adds Fraser.
“Skinny Dipping” is the title track of the 2018 full-length release that launched the OZ trio into the international scene. Out now through Hopeless Records, you may stream “Skinny Dipping (Feat. Alex Lahey)” here.