Tyler Oakley teamed up with Heard Well Records to release a compilation album celebrating love, acceptance, and Pride Month jams…
YouTuber Tyler Oakley has joined the ranks of Lohanthony, JC Caylen, and Amanda Steele, becoming the latest content creator to release a compilation album under the guidance of Connor Franta’s Heard Well record label. The album, titled Pride Jams, is set for a June 24 release and was announced on social media yesterday (June 21).
The album is set to feature 12 LGBTQ+ artists on a currently unknown setlist; however, Oakley and Heard Well vow that the album will be “as diverse as the LGBTQ+ community itself.” The album description promises songs for dancing and celebrating (it is a Pride Month album after all), though fans can also expect some more somber and honest tracks in the mix to showcase the full spectrum of emotions behind Pride.
In true Tyler Oakley fashion, the album’s cover is colorful and tongue in cheek. Playing on the title, the cover features a jar of jam topped with a rainbow cover. Check out Tyler Oakley’s Pride Jams album cover below!
Oakley went on to explain the importance of Pride Month, a time when we celebrate being “unapologetically yourself.” Proceeds from the album will be donated to The Trevor Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the prevalence of LGBTQ+ suicide attempts and providing support to struggling youths. Tyler has been a staunch supporter of the organization for years, and in years past he and his fans have raised more than $100,000 for the organization.
Physical copies of the album are available for purchase via Heard Well’s website, and fans are currently able to pick up a limited edition copy signed by Tyler Oakley himself!
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) June 12, 2016
Oakley and Franta posted a photo together from Los Angeles’ Pride Parade earlier this month. Appearing alongside musical talents Leland and Betty Who, the two YouTubers were a beacon of acceptance and love at the event. It’s nice to see the twosome, who have frequently collaborated in the past, back in action!
Way to spread the love during a massively important month Tyler Oakley!
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