Italian-born and naturalised British, casablanca is a singer-songwriter based in London. His ’90s influenced Indie-Rock delves into the deepest parts of the queer experience: open relationships, shame, promiscuity, anonymous sex and the spectre of HIV.
With their raw, dialogue-driven approach, casablanca’s songs explore through his own personal lens what it means to be queer and vulnerable in an uncertain world.
‘This song is not a homophobic manifesto or a rant about the fact that being gay isn’t right. I’m out and proud. Instead, it’s about realising that there’s little to no room for monogamy in the gay community. It’s about that desperate and provocative thought that many gay men, like me, have had once in their life: ‘I Wish I Was Born Straight’. As gay men, are we creating a new restrictive format that must apply to everyone? This song is all about questions and opening a dialogue.’ – Casablanca
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