“I & U” was co-written by #1 Billboard writers Melanie Fontana, Lindgren and Ferras, produced by Lindgren is, and a follow-up single to ” Circles “, which was released in February.
“The video for “I & U” is the most free Iʼve ever felt in my Queer expression. I spent so many years trying to “butch it up” so that people around would feel more comfortable and so that I could fit into anyones little box they wanted to put me in. Being that it is PRIDE month I wanted to dive deep into my expression, who I want to be in world and what I want that to look like,” Explains Brian. “I wanted to feature a diverse cast of women who are strong in their own expression as well. Growing up queer I was surrounded by woman who supported me. My friends at school were all girls and it was their mothers (and my own) that loved me for who I was. I think itʼs very important that we as gay men rally behind women and fight with them as they have always fought with us.”
Crum garnered millions of views from his performances of Queen, Michael Jackson, Radiohead and Phil Collins – which went viral and generated some of the highest online stats seen by show’s emerging talent.
He blew away the judges on America’s Got Talent with his performance of Elton John’s “Your Song” (Season 11, placing 4th), earning the respect of Simon Cowell and team. Watch that performance here .
Also noteworthy, Crum is set to play a few select dates throughout the remainder of June in celebration of PRIDE Month :
San Antonio Pride 6/28 – 6/29
St. Louis Pride 6/30
For all upcoming shows, please visit the Official Website of Brian Justin Crum .
““I & U” is an ode to heartache and the emotions that linger long after a romance has died.” – HuffPost
More About Brian Justin Crum
With millions of viral views from his time on America’s Got Talent, Broadway credentials, and chart-topping singles, the singer-songwriter and entertainer Brian Justin Crum knew he was destined for stardom from a very early age. He first fell in love with performing after his mom, a single mother, put her kids into an after-school theatre program so she could work. At 7 years old was already telling his mother he was going to be a star.
Fast forward years later and barely out of high school, Brian was cast in the Broadway musical “Wicked.” It was his first taste of Broadway. Soon he was living in New York City and landing roles in the musicals “Altar Boyz,” “Grease” and “Next to Normal. “
But it was the role as Galileo Figaro in Queen’s rock theatrical “We Will Rock You” that got him closer to that lofty promise he made to his mom at 7 years old. The reviews celebrated his performance as a “triumph,” and earned him a handful of awards for Best Actor. He was well on his way to being a star.
Brian continued that trajectory when he was cast in America’s Got Talent Season 11. As one of the most talked about performers, Brian earned a 4th place finish with renditions of Queen’s “Somebody to Love”, Radiohead’s “Creep”, Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight and Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror.”
His performances from the show turned even larger viral sensations online, garnering millions of views on YouTube, some of the highest online statistics seen by the show’s emerging talent in its now twelve successful seasons.
With a growing fan base invested in both his music and his roles in anti-bullying and LGBT efforts, Brian’s star continues to rise. Between dropping covers like Robyn’s “Show Me Love” which soared to #2 on the Billboard Dance Charts, touring the country, and competing against 50 top talents on “America’s Got Talent: Champions;” Brian’s next move may be his biggest yet: his debut EP.
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