Gay New York rockers Fab the Duo have released a brand new song and video, following up their 2019 viral hit “I Want A Man” with “No Prince Charming,” which dropped on Friday.
Fab the Duo is a biracial glam pop-rock duo comprised of Greg Driscoll and Brendan Eprile, who are also a real-life couple that met on Tinder. Describing themselves as a “modern day Sonny and Cher (but we’re both Cher),” they say they are aiming to change the cultural narrative about love in the LGBTQ space.
“We’re two men in a healthy relationship not afraid to sing about being gay,” the duo says in a press release. “Our main goal is to be the heroes we never had growing up. There’s no shame in being authentic and loving who you want. In short, our love is resistance.”
The pair’s new release is an upbeat empowerment anthem that assures listeners, “I don’t need no Prince Charming to save me/I don’t need no dragon just to slay,” because “all I need is me.”
The musicians explain, “‘No Prince Charming’ is about realizing your own worth and knowing you don’t need anyone but yourself to make you happy. Even though we’re a couple, we’re also very strong individuals and we wouldn’t be able to be together if we weren’t confident in who we are.”
They go on to add, “Finding love in the gay community can be super hard – we’re often separated into obscure groups divided by race or body type. It can be superficial and demeaning. Everyone needs to be reminded that they’re fabulous and deserve nothing but the best.”
“No Prince Charming” features superstar rapper Mariahlynn. On working with her, Fab the Duo says, “Having someone so talented and influential in the studio with us collaborating on our song was the best feeling in the world. We’ve been obsessed with her song ‘Once Upon A Time’ because, in a slut-shaming world, it takes a lot of guts for a woman to proudly admit that ‘she was a hoe.’”
“I Want A Man” earned Fab The Duo a reputation for catchy melodies and visually bold scenery and “No Prince Charming” is a continuation of this legacy. An EP from the duo is expected later this in 2020.
You can watch the video for “No Prince Charming” below.