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Blue Heart EP
The Kind Kingmaker: R&B/Pop Singer Doug Locke Releases King Single/ Video on Anti-Bullying Day (TODAY) as Message of Hope to LGBT Community
Watch the video for King HERE
Premiere on Idolator today!
Before comparisons to Prince and Frank Ocean, young songwriter was bullied as a youth; now wants fans to recognize their own inner king or queen
"A pop song hasnt made us feel like someones cutting up an entire kitchen of onions in the next room like this since Macklemores "Same Love. Doug Lockes #ThisCouldBeUs (427k video views) is even more intense. (Huffington Post)
(Los Angeles, CA) May 4th, 2015
The Musebox today announced that buzzing Los Angeles R&B and pop singer/songwriter Doug Locke will release his new single, King, on May 4 to coincide with Anti-Bullying Day. Locke, who is gay and an avid spokesperson for LGBT rights, is inspired by his own experience of being bullied as a youth. He wrote King as a call to those feeling bullied to recognize the king or queen within themselves. John Myers of UrbanLand Media likens Lockes brand of soulful pop to that of Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and MNEK. King is the first single and video from Lockes new EP, Blue Heart. More information on Locke is available on his official website.
Lockes single #ThisCouldBeUs hit No. 32 on the iTunes Hot 100 chart, while the music video has garnered more than 427K views. His debut album, Blue Heart, is a collection of electric pop, funk rock, and R&B soul songs that tackle themes of love, sex, and empowerment. According to Carey Hickox of The Odyssey Online, Lockes Blue Heart EP is amazingly unique, combining styles from several of Locke's musical inspirations to create a brand new sound in pop music.
Locke has had a love for the performing arts since he was a child growing up in Houston, Texas. This led him to earn a Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Locke appeared in multiple productions, including The Crucible, Blues for Alabama Sky, The Pajama Game, and She Stoops to Conquer. Locke also began his career as a performing artist during his time at Occidental College.
Locke was inspired to enter the entertainment industry by the work of his older sisters, Tembi Locke (actress Dumb and Dumber To) and Attica Locke (writer, Empire). He began his career in film and television when he portrayed a young Jimi Hendrix in the Silver Lake Film Festival award-winning short, A Technicolor Dream. He is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and AFTRA. In addition to numerous commercials, pilots, and shorts, Locke most recently appeared in episodes of the hit television shows House M.D and Bones.
For more on Doug Locke, visit his social media: OFFICIAL SITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE
For press inquiries, please contact Katie Deatrick Trimble at Katie@TheMusebox.net