Priory Make A Plea For Acceptance In Their Powerful “Put ‘Em Up” Video

Mike Wass | July 16, 2015 2:37 pm
Priory's "Weekend" Video
Portland electro-pop duo Priory unveil the video for breakthrough hit "Weekend."

Portland, Oregon-based electro-pop duo Priory generated major buzz with anthemic debut single “Weekend” last year, but the guys prove there’s more to them than killer party jams with “Put ‘Em Up” — a powerful plea to end GLBTQ discrimination. “I wrote ‘Put Em Up’ a couple of years ago,” singer Brandon Rush reveals. “It’s a personal story about watching my brother struggle with being gay in a conservative and religious family. It didn’t get any better for him when he joined the military.”

“I’m happy that in the past couple of weeks our country has made a lot of progress in granting the LBGTQ community equality, but we all know we still have a long way to go,” he continues. “When we made the video, we wanted to show regular people doing regular things in an anonymous fashion until they came together in a place of mutual acceptance where everyone had a chance to be free to be whatever they were on the inside or outside.” Watch the Gentleman Scholar-directed video up top.

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