It’s no secret that we go hard for Wynter Gordon around these parts.
The club diva’s very long overdue debut LP is guaranteed to be the highlight of our life, but as we bide our time until its eventual release, Wynnie’s been satiating the fans with a string of massive dancefloor anthems.
RisquÃ© smash “Dirty Talk,” co-penned by Wynter herself and frequent Britney collaborator Nicole Morier, deservedly topped the dance charts in the States before skyrocketing to #1 on the ARIA charts in Australia; then, Wynter teamed up with house kings Freemasons for last summer’s euphoric “Believer”; and now, she’s back in rare form with “Putting It Out There (Pride),” a dazzling entry into the rapidly proliferating genre of “It Gets Better”-pop that’s certain to reinforce her nascent fame down under.
“Putting It Out There (Pride)” was first leaked several months back under the even more literal title “Pride (It Gets Better),” but this finished version has been expertly retooled. Sparklier synths, driving bass, and a heart-stopping middle 8 complete with handclaps (yes, handclaps) complement Wynter’s gospel-trained voice, while lyrically, a clear message of inclusivity and personal empowerment nicely aligns “Putting It Out There (Pride)” with “We R Who We R,” “Firework,” and, of course, “Born This Way.”
The track is serving as the official song of the upcoming 2011 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, the largest gay pride festival in the world, which should only cement Wynter’s status as a gay icon â€” and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her.
“Putting It Out There (Pride)” was released on March 4 in Australia. (iTunes Australia)