“Lavender Forever” was inspired by a surprising article about Abraham Lincoln. “I had just read an article that said Lincoln may have had a ‘streak of lavender’—alluding to his sexuality,” Rogers says. Moved by the passage, an exciting idea took shape. “From that moment, I set out to write a song celebrating my love and journey into full acceptance,” the 25-year-old says. “‘Lavender Forever’ has become my personal anthem—floral and summery and free.”
The track, which is built upon playful piano and imbued with mysterious metaphors, swings into a joyous crescendo on the chorus. Rogers then shares his personal mantra on the defiant bridge. “I was born a lover,” he proclaims over soaring strings. “I will die that way.” With his mix of heartfelt introspection, dedication to self-love and addictive wordplay, Rogers conjures a new Pride anthem for 2022.
This weekend, Rogers will take the stage at the EIN Global Green Pre-Oscar Gala on Saturday, March 26th at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Click HERE for more information.
Along with an Outstanding Breakout Music Artist nomination, Rogers is also set to open this year’s 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, April 2nd in Los Angeles with a special performance. Click HERE for more information.