Parson James Reveals Powerful "Temple" Video
"Temple" quickly became one of our favorite tracks of 2015. Parson James has such a way with creating honest art, pouring so much passion and emotion into every one of his projects. This is not limited to audial art, but also visual aspects. A brand new video for "Temple" premiered yesterday, capping off the song's stellar presence in the world of music.
Watch as the visuals, shot in the church that was additionally used in Kill Bill, pan over a cast from the LGBTQ community as they sing along in traditional choir robes.
"The 'Temple' video represents the struggle I found in my early life feeling like an outcast in my community desperately seeking to find acceptance," explained Parson James in an interview. "I tried to please people for so long and alter who I was as a person to fit in when in realty all I needed to do was learn to love myself. The message is celebratory and is ultimately depicting a coming to realization of being proud of who you truly are. With casting I wanted to make sure I had a completely diverse cast trans/queer/gay/people of color celebrating who we are as human beings and being absolutely proud of that. The video takes you through a completely dark and lonely place and ends with a complete moment of self love and true pride. Which can apply to any and everyone who has felt the need to change for another person/people."