Hurrah! Pride month officially begins this weekend. And yet, even before the celebrations get into full swing. The anthems have already started to come out in readiness. Ahead of the curve, Platinum Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer, remixer, and DJ Dave Audé’, is among the first super-keen musicians to share a musical offering in honour of Pride Month, 2024. Dave, who has notched up over 135 #1s to his name, has chosen to give the iconic U2 track “Pride” (In the name of Love), the Irish rock band’s, 1984 hit a new interpretation. Moreover, Dave is assisted by the help of a few notable friends from the pop and dance music realms.

Yes, it isn’t just the likes of Bob Geldof and Midge Ure (Band Aid) or Harry Belafonte with Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (USA for Africa). That can bring a glittering array of pop stars together. Similarly, Dave Audé has assembled an exemplary cast of artists keen to spread the universal message of equality and love embodied in the U2 self-penned track.

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Joining Dave Audé on this incredible Pride anthem, is Andy Bell (Erasure), and famed American singer-songwriter Crystal Waters. Australian vocal powerhouse Greg Gould, PLUMB (US electronic, dance artist) and dynamic songstress Sarah Potenza. Soulful pop artist Wyn Starks and lastly, but by no means least, fabulous Zee Machine. (The one and same whose vocals blew my mind last week at the UK shows of the Tears and Gearz tour with Bentley Robles). Furthermore, you might recall, that Zee Machine also teamed up with Dave Audé in 2022 on the dancefloor banger “Motions.” Well, it is Zee that Dave calls upon to open this glorious new interpretation of “Pride“. Truly, what an honour it is for Zee to follow in the footsteps of a pop/rock great such as Bono. Finally, the breakout is happening for them, and the recognition is well deserved.

Therefore, this weekend, throw open your windows. Turn up the volume and give your neighbours a joyous earful of this uplifting new version of “Pride.”

Proceeds from this release go to the non-profit LGBTQ advocacy organisation GLADD.

Zee Machine fans can next catch them live, supporting headliner Kylie Minogue at WEHO Pride on Sunday, June 2nd.

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