Over the weekend we reported that Anna Rossinelli’s latest single Shine In The Light would be the official Swiss soundtrack for the upcoming Winter Olympics. But given the current climate, it was only a matter of time before the focus switched from music to politics.
As is the norm, Anna and her band mates, Manuel Meisel and Georg Dillier, are currently undertaking a press junket to promote the song. In one interview, Anna was asked about the new anti-gay legislation in Russia. Her response has been reported in several Swiss media outlets:
I think the homophobic attitude of the Russian government is serious, but hey, I make music, not politics
She may not be saying much, but the sentiment is clear. Anna is against the laws. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since she was recently the face of a major anti-AIDs campaign in Switzerland.
According to some reports, people have started to analyse the lyrics for Shine In The Light in search of a hidden meaning. Click here to read the lyrics for yourselves. Do y’all think there’s a secret message? Anna claims there isn’t but then she obviously doesn’t want the song to fall foul of the Russian censors. Either way, it’s good to know that we can add another name to the list of LGBT allies.
Photo: Anna Rossinelli Official Facebook