11/19/2014 03:38 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Eli Lieb Drops 'Lightning In A Bottle' Video, Starring Shangela

Singer-songwriter Eli Lieb is back with a celebratory pop-rock anthem with an inspired message about self-empowerment.

The out performer said "Lightning in a Bottle" is a "really special" song about "being 100 percent your true authentic self." The stunning new clip is directed by Geoff Boothby and features appearances by "RuPaul's Drag Race" veteran Shangela as well as dancers Jenna Riegel and Caitlin Scranton.

"I want people to see this music video, hear the song, really listen to the lyrics and live their truth," Lieb wrote of the clip on his YouTube page. "I want this to inspire people to not be afraid to break free and embrace who they are."

Earlier this year, Lieb told The Huffington Post he was at work on a full-length sophomore album with writer-producer John Feldmann (5 Seconds of Summer, Panic! At the Disco).

While his music videos have always embraced lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) themes, Lieb said his sexuality "doesn't impact his work as an artist at all."

"When I actually write music … the creative process has nothing to do with my sexuality other than the fact that I can get entangled with people in the same way that anybody can get entangled with a person," he said at the time. "When I think of myself, my sexuality isn’t the defining part of who I am as a musician."



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