Out gay pop star Kyle Bielfield’s soulful track “Kings and Queens” became a major Mardi Gras anthem earlier this year, when he performed it and dance track “Frequency” flanked by hunky dancers on the Mardi Gras Fair Day stage.
Now the American-born 29-year-old, who has a remarkable five-octave range, has released his debut EP, titled Boom and Bust.
The festival will showcase a lineup of queer films, including eye-opening UK doco “Chemsex” and Aussie gay surf lifesaver drama “Drown”, to raise money for the HIV Foundation Queensland.
Two years ago, Bielfield scored a local record deal and decided to call Australia home.
“It took a long time for me to work out the right style of music for me,” he said of the work he’s put into the debut release.
“The truth is, despite my classical training, the only music I really sit down and listen to is pure pop, R&B and rap music.
“I finally let my mind and creativity free, to become more myself – set loose the beast inside – and discovered a world of music I had only ever dreamed of creating.”
Watch Bielfied’s music video for title track “Boom and Bust” below: