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Mika Asks ‘Where Have All the Gay Guys Gone?’

Mika Asks 'Where Have All the Gay Guys Gone?'

From his upcoming fourth studio album “No Place In Heaven,” set for release on June 16th, openly gay pop artist Mika has unveiled the music video for “Good Guys” — a track that seems to lament the presence of sincere gay role models. The ballad’s first line claims “it’s not the cowboys that are missing anymore” before proceeding to wonder “where have all the gay guys gone?”

The lyrics also contain namedrop tributes to the likes of queer icons James Dean, David Bowie, Walt Whitman, Arthur Rimbaud and Jean Cocteau — “to the heroes when I was 14 years old.” The chorus, empowering in an oh-so-Mika way, riffs on the Oscar Wilde quote “We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Although its meaning appears to have left some Youtube commenters a little confused, it’s no doubt a beautiful song that wears its heart on its sleeve.

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