Durand Jones Comes Out With ‘Ode To Black Queer Love’ By Sharing ‘That Feeling’ Single

Watch the official music video directed by Will Niava and McCray Sutherlin.

By Nate Todd Mar 21, 2023 1:19 pm PDT

Durand Jones shared a new single, “That Feeling,” which “marks Jones’ coming out to audiences publicly for the first time,” as per a press release. The song is set for the Durand Jones & The Indications frontman’s forthcoming solo debut album, Wait Til I Get Over, due out via Dead Oceans on May 5.

Durand Jones announced his solo debut in February and shared the single, “Lord Have Mercy.” Jones now follows with “That Feeling,” described in a press release as an “ode to Black queer love.”

Jones shared a statement on the song:

“I dedicate this one to a cajun dude out near Lafayette, Louisiana. Back in the day, our bond and love for another was so close and intense, that it overwhelmed me. I began to be scared of it and ashamed. I found myself in a flurry trying to find the feelings when I said I would be so many things for him. It’s the first breakup song I’ve ever written, and it’s the first and only love song I’ve written directly to another man. I wanted this song to be a big climatic build of emotions–to capture our frustration, sadness, and nostalgia that comes with the end to any intimate relationship.”

“That Feeling” arrived with a music video directed by Will Niava (Zoo, Billie Eilish, H.E.R.) and McCray Sutherlin. Watch below:

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