Hate Never Wins.
José covers 'Somebody to Love' by QUEEN. Watch in 4K!
“The gay singer debunks conversion therapy and busts out of the closet in his new music video.” -The Advocate
“He’s covered Queen’s “Somebody to Love” in a new music video, reimagining it as an anthem for the LGBT community. The hilarious but poignant clip sees Rivera fighting his family’s attempts at “converting” him to heterosexuality.” -Logo NewNowNext
“Freddie Mercury is one of the most loved gay performers of the 20th Century, but now one of his most famous songs has been given an LGBT+ makeover. José Rivera Jr has reimagined Somebody To Love with a new visual, transforming it into a rousing queer anthem.” -Gay Times UK
“... the accompanying video certainly sticks a middle finger at the intolerance perpetuated by the administration. In the clip, Rivera plays a youth undergoing "conversion" therapy, but don't worry, it's more hilarious than heavy.” -The Advocate
“Fantastic and highly entertaining new music video from José Rivera Jr.” -Accidental Bear
“LGBTQ artist Jose Rivera Jr. has put forth a visual cover of Queen’s iconic “Somebody To Love” as a message of solidarity and resistance in the Trump era.” -Towleroad
“Latinx musician and dancer José Rivera Jr. reclaimed Queen’s “Somebody to Love” as a queer resistance anthem. In the humorous video, he and a group of LGBT individuals break out of the gay conversion therapy program their families sent them to.” -Georgia Voice
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Conceived and Conceptualized
by José Rivera Jr.
by Charlie Purdom
DP Wayland Bell
Performed by (in order of appearance)
Dior Vargas José Rivera Jr. Rify Royalty
Rebecca Marie Hidalgo
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by
Cesar Gonzalez at Studio G, Brooklyn
Albert Goold (Keys) Andrew Forman (Guitar)
Corey Metrick (Drums)
Steve Conroy (Bass)
José Rivera Jr.
Rebecca Marie Hidalgo
to Josette and Cesar Hidalgo
to Wendy Richard
to Francisco & everyone at Studio G BK that made recording this massive track so simple and FUN.
to Jamie Helen Sanin
& to you for listening and watching. Thank you so much. ❤