Singer, Songwriter, Bear Lover Tom Goss Ready to Launch New Single

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Sunday August 2, 2020

Gay singer-songwriter Tom Goss, the creative force behind the anthemic 2013 hit "Bears," is well known as someone who appreciates plus-sized men. Now Goss is poised to release a new musical paean to the large, the furry, the cuddly... and the nerdy.

A news release alerts Goss fandom, and bear watchers everywhere, that the new single will be titled "Nerdy Bear," and is slated to drop Aug. 4.

"Nerdy Bear," the release says, "pays homage to the subset of plus-sized gay men that enjoy super heroes, play video games and wear cute glasses with clever graphic tees. It's a pop track, with a big, snappy sound and an infectious melody, that also contains a smooth sultry R&B vibe along with instrumentation that will make listeners feel like they're sliding into silk sheets. "

"We've all seen the movies where the nerdy girl is hot, but she doesn't know it," Goss said the other forthcoming single, which is paired with a irresistibly cute video of the singer showing off his chops at basketball as well as flirting.

"She has to take off her glasses and let down her hair for the world to recognize her beauty," Goss continued. "I say hell no to all that. The nerdy bear is already as cute as can be!"

Added Goss: "'Nerdy Bear' is authentic to my experience and relays my unique perspective that beauty doesn't fit a standard mold."

The new single will be available all the big digital platoforms, including Spotify and iTunes, while the video will be available at YouTube.

Tom Goss's "Nerdy Bear" is available on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital platforms. Its music video is on YouTube.

While waiting for Tuesday's new release, why not cool off... and heat up... by revisiting "Bears?"

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Assistant Arts Editor. He also reviews theater for WBUR. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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