All-gay boy band Echo V on using their music to celebrate individuality and acceptance
Jay, Mike, Randy, Devin and Gama are members of the first all-gay boy band, called Echo V and their new single 'Rainbow' reflects their decision to be out about sexuality.
Jay, Mike, Randy, Devin and Gama are five good-looking guys, proud gay men and members of the first all-gay boy band, called Echo V. Having recently debuted their single ‘Rainbow,’ these five men waltzed right into the hearts of many fans, impressing them with good looks, lush harmonies and killer choreography. However, the most special aspect of ‘Rainbow’ is that it is more or less a coming out anthem for the men – it reflects their decision to be out about their sexuality.
The whole group came together to come up with this song. As Randy tells Meaww, "It’s a song about accepting and celebrating who you are. It was the perfect song to introduce our band.” The group wants the song’s message to be an inspiration for people to stand up and claim their truth, “be happy with who they are and find comfort in the fact that they are not alone.”
What also sets this boy band apart from those around the world is that they do not follow the stereotypical hierarchy of the leader, the heartthrob, the funny one, the mysterious one and the dancer. Randy explains, “We are all talented in our own ways but I'm definitely the sexy Asian one in the group. Lol."
Mike, who helped conceptualize the visuals for the video along with videographer Chris Greenwell and editor Adam Amore explains, “It seemed only fitting that a song called ‘Rainbow’ show a rainbow of people.”
The band did not set out to become an all-gay boy band, though. According to Randy the band was originally intended to be a heterosexual band but ended up with five gay guys. “We didn't wanna hide who we are so we decided to be an openly gay band,” he relates.
Ultimately, it does not matter whether they are gay or straight, what pays the bill is for them to be talented. In fact, their “ultimate goal" is to be talented enough to be signed on a major record label”
However, their dreams are not limited there. As Randy points it out, “I've done acting, modeling and dancing. My real focus has always been on my music but I will go as far as my talent allows me to.”