Scott Free

Scott Free

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Nationally recognized gay singer, songwriter, producer, and activist. Has performed at Pride festivals, LGBT music festivals & community centers, and Bear events. Performs solo acoustic, with full rock band, and rap to track.

Biography

Scott Free, the queer-rock singer/songwriter extraordinaire, is one of America's leading openly-gay male artists. His sometimes humorous, sometimes angry, always touching songs of queer life have gained him acclaim in both gay and straight media across the globe. He has twice been named Outmusician of the Year by the OUTMusic Awards, in 2005 and 2009. He also won Out Song of The Year in 2005 at the OMAs for his song ‘Another Day of The Cruelty’. His music video ‘Happy Again’ was in the Top10 Videos of 2009 on LOGOs ‘The Click List’. He has appeared on Black Entertainment Television, NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’, and Canada’s MuchMusic station. His CDs have received glowing reviews in The Advocate, OUT magazine, and numerous gay publications around the country. He was a featured artist in Unzipped magazine in 2005, and Bear Magazine in 2010. He received two Stonewall Society Pride in the Arts Awards in 2005 - Song of the Year and Producer of the Year - and was inducted into the Stonewall Society's GLBT Hall Of Fame in 2005. He won Outmusicin of the Year at the OMAs in 2009, and his latest album 'Pink Album (A Pop Opera)' was the #1 CD of 2009 at Outvoice.net. He hosts the annual 'ALT Q' (an LGBT music festival) at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, now in its tenth year. He is the host and curator of the bimonthly 'Homolatte' in Chicago, the longest running queer performance series in the country.

Lyrics

Free

Written By: Scott Free

FREE
They taunt me because I comfort you
They sneer at me because I smile at you
The laugh at me because I cry with you
They hate me because I love you
When will this be all in history?
When will we be free?

They mock me because I honor you
They lie to me because I’m true to you
They abandon me because I’m there for you
They hate me because I love you
When will this be all in history?
When will we be free?

They fight me because I fought for you
They harm me because I heal you
They kill me because I’d die for you
They hate me because I love you
When will this be all in history?
When will we be free?

Meet Mr. Right

Written By: Scott Free

MEET MR. RIGHT

In my pursuit of happiness I lived from one lie to the next
I made it easy for the rest while I suffered
While they were waiting for a wife
Their silence cut me like a knife
But I don't care now it's my life and it matters
I always did just what they wanted but not tonight
Meet Mr. Right Please try to be polite to him
Meet Mr. Right Don't make a scene tonight with him

He simmers everything he's heard
She has to whisper every word
They still believe I can be cured of this sickness
Their silent airs it suffocates
They think that God can set me straight
They gave me unconditional hate and I let them
The stage is set for my show-stopper so let's light the lights
Over my dead body, he would say
I can still feel it burning
Yeah, if he were in his grave he'd be turning
Thought I was down for the count but I'm up for the fight

Don't make a scene tonight that tongue you'll bite
Just shut it tight, time to wrong some rights so
Smile bright and be polite to him

The Muffin Song (No One's Ever Been In Love With Me)

Written By: Scott Free

the muffin song (no one’s ever been in love with me)

no one’s ever been in love with me
no one’s ever sent bouquets of flowers
counted the hours to be in my company
no one’s ever been in love with me
no one’s ever cared and been sincere
no one’s ever kissed and called me muffin
had sweet nothings whispered in my ear
no one’s ever cared and been sincere
I’m falling for you and I feel when I look deep in your eyes
the feeling isn’t mutual

no one’s ever been in love with me
no one’s left me to return to me balling
come back crawling on their hands and knees
no one’s ever been in love with me
no one’s ever given up their heart
no one’s ever wanted to be near me
didn’t disappear before it even starts
no one’s ever given up their heart
I’m falling for you and I feel when I look deep in your eyes
the wandering is typical

no one’s ever been in love with me
no one’s ever come to find their heart’s been ripped apart from my infidelities
no one’s ever made me their obsession their worldly possessions everything to me
no one’s ever up and left their lover significant other
lost their religion joined the opposition
commit hari-kari joined the military
been ready and willing to jump off a building go on a killing spree just for me
no one's ever been in love with me

Discography

1984 - BEAT THE RAP - 4 song cassette release on Independence Records

1984 - Video to BEAT THE RAP - on rotation on Black Entertainment Television network (video directed by John Heyn)

1986 to 1989 - Producer on Chicago house records by Kajsa, Transient and B Free - Sunset Records & Subsonic Records

1987 - HIGHER by Transient charts on Euro-Dance Mix Top 100

1993 - Releases CAMPSONGS - 32 song double-cassette release on Independence Records

1997 - Releases GARBAGE MAN - 3 song vinyl 7" and cassette release on Leather/Western Records

1997 - Producer on 12" single of ZIPWEAR on Per Capita Records

1998 - Releases GETTING OFF - full-length CD on Leather/Western Records

1998 - Video to GARBAGE MAN - directed by Darren Clark nominated for VIDEO OF THE YEAR by GAY/LESBIAN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

1999 - Releases THE LIVING DEAD - full-length CD on Leather/Western Records

2000 - Receives four nominations for THE LIVING DEAD from GAY/LESBIAN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

2000 - Video to REJECTION - directed by Darren Clark nominated for VIDEO OF THE YEAR by GAY/LESBIAN AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

2004 - Releases THEY CALL ME MR. FREE - full-length CD on Leather/Western Records

2005 - Receives OUTMUSICIAN OF THE YEAR and OUTSONG OF THE YEAR for ANOTHER DAY OF THE CRUELTYby the Outmusic organization

2005 - Inducted into STONEWALL SOCIETY GLBT HALL OF FAME

2005 - Recevies PRIDE IN THE ARTS 2005 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR for HOMOLATTE and QUEER IS FOLK FESTIVAL and PRIDE IN THE ARTS 2005 SONG OF THE YEAR for THE MUFFIN SONG from Stonewall Society

2008 - Releases THE PINK ALBUM (A POP OPERA) - full-length CD on Leather/Western Records

2008 - Releases video 'FREE' by SCOTT FREE AND HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS - directed by Roger Moore

2009 - Receives PRIDE IN THE ARTS 2009 ALBUM OF THE YEAR for THE PINK ALBUM (A POP OPERA)

2009 - THE PINK ALBUM (A POP OPERA) is the #1 ALBUM of 2009 at OUTVOICE

2009 - Releases video 'HAPPY AGAIN' directed by Kevin Evans

2009 - HAPPY AGAIN is in the TOP 10 VIDEOS OF 2009 on LOGO's THE CLICK LIST

2009 - Receives OUTMUSICIAN OF THE YEAR from the OUTMUSIC organization