SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Mary Kiani – Family
Disclaimer: It is a safe bet that whenever certain singers release a new song, that I will jump up and down and scream like a fanboy. That list includes (but is not limited to): Tina Cousins, Luciana, Heather Small, Kerli, Robyn, and Mary Kiani. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon “Family,” which was posted on Mary Kiani’s Soundcloud nearly 8 months ago. Built on the theme of finding your own family, the frolicking hands-in-the-air Hi-NRG electro track is a modernized take on the classic girl-twirl with the current style of chorus breakdown. The mathematical approach to the lyrics had me flashing back to the top 10 pop hit “3 Is Family,” by the dearly departed Dana Dawson, but a bit more open-minded without the heteronormative delineation. The idea of building your own family of those who love you has always been a foundation of the gay world, so this song is just another reason why we queers have always embraced Mary Kiani as our beloved big-voiced Scottish diva.