"Human" is the #1 Video on MTV Networks LOGO on the Top 10 Video Countdown for 2 Weeks in a row!
It’s not every day that the world of pop music and the world of politics collide, but even Whoopi Goldberg recently remarked that Recording Artist Ari Gold is changing the face of pop music much like how Barak Obama is changing the face of American politics. Ari Gold is ready to surprise his fans and confound the skeptics with the release of his new single and video “Human.” The follow-up to the Top 10 Billboard Dance hit and LOGO’s #1 Video of the Year (“Where The Music Takes You”), comes “Human”--a reworking of the 80’s hit by the Human League written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. With a rap by hip-hop artist Mr. Man, the song is no longer about cheating on a girlfriend but has new meaning and relevancy to become a human rights anthem for our time. The video, directed by the imaginative and innovative NYC photographer Aaron Cobbett, takes the song into a fantasy world, bringing the “fairy” back into the “fairy tale”; where Little Red Riding Hood meets Narcissus meets the E.T. with inspiration from influential gay photographers like James Bidgood and Pierre et Gilles to videos by Bjork and Madonna. Get ready for another exciting trip from the groundbreaking album Transport Systems by the Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Ari Gold.
What press and industry are saying about Ari Gold and his latest album Transport Systems:
“Ari wrote a very personal album and the lyrics attest to the battles that he’s been through...he writes from the heart.”
- CLIVE DAVIS
“Gold takes the listener to fresh places.” PEOPLE Magazine
“Ari Gold combines everything we ever loved about Michael and Janet...and Transport Systems is pretty much his Thriller--a musically and lyrically ambitious tour de force of modern sexuality, as concerned with turning heads as it is torsos. Its the kind of exuberant soul boogie George Michael once made...and it gives us hope for the future of sexy pop.”
- INSTINCT Magazine
“Ari Gold stands out from the pack…specializing in R&B electro dance sounds that are a pleasant surprise.” – ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“Gold’s music is both a declaration of love and a passionate rendition of identity politics.” - The FORWARD
“A pop music masterpiece.” – OUT & ABOUT, Nashville
Award Winning Independent Recording Artist Ari Gold is turning the music scene on its head, rewriting the rules, and trailblazing a storm of political pop. People Magazine says that Ari Gold’s new album, Transport Systems, “takes the listener to fresh places” and Clive Davis says Ari “writes from the heart.” Born and raised in the Bronx, Ari released his first album in 2000, receiving critical attention from Billboard, HITS and VIBE for being the first openly gay R&B/Pop artist to be out in his music from the beginning of his career. His Top 10 Billboard Hot Dance and #1 Sirius Radio hit, “Where The Music Takes You” is the Grand Prize Winner of the 12th Annual USA Songwriting Competition and the accompanying video was voted the #1 Video of the Year on MTV Network’s LOGO. Ari is an Independent Music Award Winner (Best R&B Song, “Love Wasn’t Built In a Day” featuring Dave Koz), a 2x Outmusic Award Winner, and was named one of the OUT100 Most Influential People by OUT Magazine. Ari has toured Europe, Canada and in over 40 cities across the US alongside Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and RuPaul as well as gracing countless magazine covers around the world. Ari's activism and charity work includes the HRC, Soulforce, Ali Forney Center, ACLU and GMHC on HIV/AIDS awareness and human rights.