Vancouver musician Beau Wheeler reaches for the sky on the powerful new single, “Flying Colours,” the second single and title track from Beau’s new album. Inspiring and full of hope, “Flying Colours” is a triumphant song about coming out of the dark and into the light.
Commenting on the tune and its meaning, Beau shares:
“‘Flying Colours’ is a comeback song. It’s a song I wrote while I was going through treatment for cancer. I was thinking about a time when I could play music at shows with my friends again. I just wanted to be one of the people out there making music. Now when I play it, it seems to really resonate with people because everyone seems to need a comeback song right now. This is a beautiful time for the arts, like a flowering of culture. Lots of difficult things are happening, but also lots of amazing things. I also came out as trans during the pandemic. This song is super gay.”
Beau Wheeler is a queer non-binary composer and singer based in Vancouver. Blessed with a set of pipes that would be the envy of Torch and Twang era k.d. lang or a young Robert Plant, Beau’s new album Flying Colours captures the breadth and diversity of their musical vision.
Theirs is a music that encompasses a wide spectrum of human experience. With songs that touch on love, loss and redemption and an unwavering ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again, Beau, who recently came out to the world as trans, is one of Canada’s brightest lights and an artist to watch out for.