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Review: "How Do I Be Gay??" - Sunflower Kid

How Do I Be Gay? Sunflower Kid Cover Art


Just in time for Pride celebrations, Sunflower Kid brings us a beautiful heartfelt single about how it feels to find your place in the world as someone in the LGBTQ community. "How Do I Be Gay??" is a sincere reflection on growing up gay and learning to navigate a society that isn't always the most accepting. Sunflower Kid touches on his struggles and insecurities with others always wanting him to change or act a certain way. Ultimately, he chooses to embrace who he is, an important message to younger LGBTQ listeners who might still be discovering who they are. It can be difficult to feel like we fit in with no role models, but with songs like this, listeners can feel like they have someone by their side.



"How Do I Be Gay??" is a master class on how sometimes less is more in production. From beginning to end, this track is honest and real. It's warm, earnest, and inviting. With heavy emphasis on the acoustic guitar and vocals, we can hear Sunflower Kid's story loud and clear. His brilliant lyrics flow effortlessly across the simple instrumental. Guitar, piano, vocals, and some soft percussion. It's left bright and open so we can hear the words above anything else. It's vulnerable, but it's also confident. Sunflower Kid is unabashedly himself here, and that tenacity shines above his insecurities, showing that he owns the past as a part of who he is. It's a gorgeous song with an important message and I highly recommend checking it out for yourself.


Sunflower Kid is a Southern California native who grew up performing around the Los Angeles area. Influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse, and Adele, artists who weren't afraid to show their vulnerability through music, Sunflower Kid debuted in 2023 with his first release, "Depression Sex". Since then he has garnered over 250,000 streams and 30,000 regular listeners. Sunflower Kid describes his music as translations of his experiences into lyrics. Having felt the ups and downs of love, loss, and all the other trials of life, he channels his energy into powerful stories that his listeners can really resonate with. If you haven't heard it yet, "How Do I Be Gay??" is a beautiful song that truly tugs at our heartstrings during pride month. Make sure to check it out and remember, you are never alone.



Written By Shelbi Baker



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