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Manchester's Thompsons Arms is the setting of Paul Usher's 'Jesus Is a Preston Boy' video

The singer-songwriter's debut single was inspired by meeting his first love in the popular LGBT venue.

2018-11-23

Singer-songwriter Paul Usher has put one of Manchester's most popular LGBT venues front and centre of the video for his debut single 'Jesus Is a Preston Boy'.

The Thompson Arms in Manchester forms for the backdrop of the video for the British musician's rousing soul-pop track, which was released earlier this month.

The song, which Paul says was inspired by meeting his first love in the lively venue just off Canal Street, examines the idea of finding spiritual salvation in love.

"It’s paramount to me to have LGBT pride and visibility in my lyrics", explains Paul, who counts a diverse range of figures including Childish Gambino and Oscar Wilde among his inspirations.

"The mainstream doesn’t have to be a monopoly for the status quo. I want to be honest, funny and romantic without censoring myself.

"Love and queer lives deserve to be celebrated and portrayed in a positive light as much as any other."

'Jesus Is a Preston Boy' is available to stream on all platforms and you can watch the video below: