I’ve been listening to Sam Sparro‘s music off and on for a couple of weeks now. Earlier this week, I finally downloaded the new album, Sam Sparro, from iTunes. “Sam Sparro” is the stage name for Sam Falson, an Australian musician who also happens to be gay. Admittedly, it was knowing that he’s gay that first attracted me to his music — I’ve found that I’m more interested in finding good queer music (or good music by queers) lately. Sam Sparro definitely fits with my current mood.

There were actually a few songs that I considered as song of the week. At first, I really liked “Black & Gold,” which also has a fun video. Then I got into “21st Century Life,” which is also catchy. But my favorite song off the album is definitely “Sick:”

I like this song’s rhythm and sound. It reminds me of good, queer ’80s music. I browsed YouTube to see what videos there were for this track, since Sparro hasn’t made a real video for it yet. I found a couple that I like for one reason or another.

This one stands out because Sparro looks really hot in it:

I’m not totally sure of the outfit choice here, but here’s a more complete live version:

And finally, this one’s kind of hard to watch without getting dizzy, but I love the “special effects” look of it:

Here are the lyrics:

Darling your brow is wet
you’ve got a fever
darling rest your head
i’ll make you a believer
baby come away from the window
i don’t want you to see it
the things that you might see
you won’t want to repeat it

cause it’s a sick sick world
i’ll be your medicine
come on take me take me
i’ll make you feel better

when your mother bore you
boy did she adore you
she wanted to protect you
from the world she brought you into
but your curiosity
took you by the arm
make sure you take me with you
when you go into the unknown

cause it’s a sick sick world
i’ll be your medicine
so come on take me take me
i’ll make you feel better

it’s a sick sick world
i’ll be your medicine
just come on take me take me
i’ll make you feel better

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