Singer Xavier Smith Discusses Valentine's Day and Singing About Queer Love | Phillip M. Miner

February 13, 2015 1:51 AM

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Singer Xavier Smith Discusses Valentine's Day and Singing About Queer Love | Phillip M. Miner

February is a busy month for Xavier Smith. The day we sat down and talked, he had just recorded his yearly Valentine's Day song, was prepping for his annual show at Joe's Pub on Feb. 11, was dashing between interviews and photo shoots, and was excited about the release of the new Slow Knights album. After he'd taken a second to catch his breath, we had a nice chat.

Xavier Smith: I started singing with the Boys Choir of Harlem when I was 10. Normally the training and preparation process took about two to three years before you were eligible to be considered for concert performance, but I ended up singing classical solos my first year, which was very much out of...

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