I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago when they performed it live on Ellen. It’s not my usual style of music but I really like the song and the lyrics are very important. Given that the song is championing the rights of LGBT people and for equality for all, it was a very pleasant surprise to hear that it has gone to number 1 on the charts here in Australia.

We are viewed as a liberally minded country here but as I’ve said many times, our Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition Party are both staunchly anti marriage equality and it drives me crazy. So while I know there are pockets of Australia that are very gay friendly and accepting I didn’t think a political song about equality would resonate so well with a lot of the country. Well done Australia. I love being pleasantly surprised.