Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson says
he's overwhelmed by the positive response he's received for the video
of his single Kinks Shirt.
Of the 1,804 responses the video has
received since being released October 1 on YouTube, only 44 rated it
a thumbs down.
In the video, Nathanson's character is
swept away by a beautiful transgender woman. (The video is embedded
on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
“I just didn't expect like an
outpouring of like, 'This is not my kind of music but this video
rules and here's why it rules, because it's showing human beings
being human beings like without any labels, without any crap,”
Nathanson, 40, told the AP.
“Equality is where it's at. Like
human beings being human beings. And acceptance is just it.”
“I don't assume or presume that this
song is going to do anything other than what it does, but that's why
when I get the feedback on the video, it feels so rad. Because I
didn't expect anybody that didn't know me to be like, 'Oh, I saw your
video.' You know, so when somebody says, 'I saw your video and it
moved me because of this,' and they tell their story, it's like, this
is like heavy amazing humanity,” he added.
Nathanson's official site.