QUEER VOICES
02/14/2017 09:50 am ET

Russell Elliot Hopes His Sexy New Video Inspires 'Queer Joy And Pleasure'

"I think we’re allowed to hold the resistance and our hard-earned joy in equal measure."

Russell Elliot is back with a sexy new song and video.

HuffPost Queer Voices first introduced you to the queer R&B artist’s music in 2014, and since then he has released a number of queer-themed tracks and clips. This latest video, for the song “On You,” is described by Elliot as a “sex jam” and he emphasized that songs like this one can be just as important as blatantly political work during tumultuous times of social unrest.

“I want queer joy and pleasure to stay visible in these tough times,” Elliot told The Huffington Post. “So many people said, ‘You can’t put out a sex jam. People want to feel angry, not sexy.’ I say we’re allowed to hold both. I’m writing my senators. I’m at JFK and Stonewall and on the National Mall chanting with my sisters. I’m also grinding one out on the dance floor. Because they can’t take that from us. I think we’re allowed to hold the resistance and our hard-earned joy in equal measure. I’ll go a step further and say I think we need to draw on both to fortify us if we’re to get through this.”

Check out the clip above and head here to see more from Elliot.

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